Video review HERE.
This is the new cigar from King's Cigars. It came out last year and it's a short 4x50 figurado. The cigar has a Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, Jalapa binder, and Nicaraguan filler.
The El Duque is a light to medium brown in color. Here is a shot of the foot.
The test draw after cutting the cap was firm. That's typical with a figurado. Once lit, the cigar tends to draw better. The initial flavors at light up were sweet orange citrus and caramel with light butter, black coffee, and black pepper rated at an 8. The finish is a caramel-like flavor with some lingering pepper.
About one inch in I am fairly satisfied with my initial assessment. There are now some roasted almonds on the front end. The finish is still one of caramel but now some of the roasted almonds are moving over. The cigar is medium bodied at this point.
At the midpoint the ash was still intact. There are no changes in the flavors but the strength of the cigar is now medium to full bodied.
As the cigar ended the flavors remained unchanged; sweet orange citrus, caramel with light butter, roasted almonds, coffee, and black pepper. The finish was unchanged; caramel with roasted almonds and lingering black pepper. The cigar ended at medium to full bodied. All of Kings Cigars have done well with me and I also enjoyed this cigar. It is a short 40 minute smoke. Look for these where Kings Cigars are sold.