February 10, 2019

Deliverance Nocturne Perfecto by Black Label Trading Company (5 x 56)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
Deliverance Nocturne has been a staple of the Deliverance line since 2015. In addition to a Pennsylvania Broadleaf wrapper, the blend features a Nicaraguan Habano binder and Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania tobaccos in the filler. Nocturne is being released in two sizes for 2018 – Perfecto (5 x 56) and the Short Salomon “Snub Nose” (4 3/4 x 40 x 56). The Perfectos are presented in 20-count boxes while the Short Salomon Snub Nose” is presented in 18-count boxes. Both vitolas are priced at $10.50 per cigar.

The Deliverance Nocturne is produced at Fabrica Oveja Negra in EstelĂ­, Nicaragua.

“This is the 4th release of Deliverance Nocturne. The Nocturne highlights everything I love about PA Broadleaf, the rich, complex and bold earthiness of the wrapper highlights the unique blend of this cigar," commented James Brown, creator of BLTC and partner at Fabrica Oveja Negra in a press release.

Blend info:
Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan and Pennsylvania
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Fabrica Oveja Negra

Vitolas available:
Perfecto: 5 x 56 REVIEWED TODAY
Short Salomon Snub Nose: 4 3/4 x 40 x 56

The cigar is well made and a pleasure to see. It has an average feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the minimum from the very pointed cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were cedar, quite a bit of nutmeg, light chocolate, earthy black coffee, worn leather, some brown sugar, and black pepper which I rated at 7 1/2. The leather and nutmeg combine to create a sour flavor. 

At the first third (21 minutes) the flavor notes are just like they were previously with one exception. I am starting to get some of that baby aspirin orange citrus combining with the cedar. It's around 60% cedar to 40% citrus. But, those sweeter flavors are pushed aside by the leather and black coffee. The chocolate notes are subtle and seem to act as a bridge along with the nutmeg. The finish is chocolate and nutmeg with a minor amount of lingering black pepper. There are more nutmeg notes than chocolate. The cigar is on the fence for me at this point. I could go either way depending on how the cigar transitions. For the first third I rated the cigar at 90.

At the second third (41 minutes) the cigar is burning very evenly. Here where the cigar is the largest ring the sweet notes are no where to be found. The cedar and baby aspirin citrus are undetectable. Obviously the large amount of filler in this area have washed away some flavors. The flavors of nutmeg, leather, and black coffee have taken over. Even the chocolate notes have disappeared. The pepper is still good. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is leather and nutmeg, which is not a very tasty combination. The lingering black pepper has improved. I rated the second third at 85.

The Nocturne Perfecto lasted 1 hour 2 minutes. In the final third some of the cedar and orange citrus came back. Not to the point they were in the first third but it vastly improved over the midpoint. There is still plenty of nutmeg, leather, and earthy black coffee. No chocolate notes returned. The cigar improved somewhat. The cigar is a low grade full bodied. The finish now has a small amount of citrus making it one of leather, nutmeg, and light citrus with good lingering black pepper. I have no doubt that fans of these cigars will like. In fact, it reminds me very much of the Nocturne Perfecto that I reviewed last year. For the final third, with the resurgence of the sweeter flavors (somewhat) I raised the score to 88. (Last year's cigar received an overall score of 88.) You can purchase these cigars HERE.

Overall Score: 87.67

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