JC Newman

September 06, 2020

Perdomo 10th Anniversary Maduro Epicure (6 x 54 Box Pressed)

Video review HERE.

 (Description taken from Cigar-coop.com website)

Tabacalera Perdomo has announced details on two new releases, the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Box-Pressed Sun Grown and Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Box-Pressed Maduro. The two offerings will begin to reach retailers this August.

“Our Perdomo Reserve line has been on the market for over 20 years. We wanted to come out with something really special to honor the history of the brand and offer a cigar that every cigar smoker would truly fall in love with,” states Nick Perdomo, Jr., President, and CEO in. press release. “We blended these cigars with 6-year aged Cuban-seed wrapper, binder, and filler tobaccos that we carefully hand-selected from our most prestigious farms located in the Estelí, Condega, and the famed Jalapa Valley in Nicaragua. We blended these cigars to not only be rich in flavor, but also to be very smooth on the pallet with slight hints of sweetness. Our tasting panel with over 250 years of cigar making and premium tobacco experience was amazed at how great this blend tastes.”

Both the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Box-Pressed Sun Grown and Maduro lines are box-pressed 100% Nicaraguan offerings.

Today we look at the maduro version.

The Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Box-Pressed Maduro is a medium to full-bodied Nicaraguan “puro” blended with a dark, oily 6-year old Cuban-seed Nicaraguan wrapper that has been bourbon barrel-aged for an additional 14 months over a 6-year old Cuban-seed Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos.

Both cigars are packaged in 25 count boxes in the following sizes: Figurado (4 3/4 x 56), Robusto (5 x 54), Epicure (6 x 54), Torpedo (7 x 54), Churchill. Pricing is set at $7.25 to $9.75 per cigar, excluding state and local taxes.  Perdomo has said the pricing of the new cigars is consistent with the Perdomo Champagne 10th Anniversary with no price increase.

The cigars will replace the current Perdomo Champagne Noir and Perdomo Champagne Sun-Grown and be positioned alongside the company’s flagship Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne Connecticut.

The cigar is well made and quite dark. It appears to be a rather soft box press and not very sharp. The cigar has an average feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were a distinctive chocolate fudge, quite a bit of brown sugar, creamy nutmeg, and black coffee. What you'll notice is the sweet chocolate fudge notes and sweet brown sugar. Nice dark and very sweet start.

At the first third (21 minutes) the flavor notes are about like I initially described. The cigar is very sweet. There continue to be a lot of chocolate fudge notes and brown sugar. The nutmeg has a creamy consistency. It doesn't take away from the sweet notes. It just helps them flow. The black pepper is not very heavy; rated at 7. The finish is straight chocolate and smooth nutmeg with a nice amount of lingering black pepper. The cigar is very enjoyable at this point. I rated the first third 95.

At the second third (44 minutes) nothing has changed. I still had the same nice, sweet chocolate fudge notes, brown sugar, creamy nutmeg, and black coffee. The finish was also unchanged. The cigar moved along nicely. I held the score of 95 for the second third.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 12 minutes. In the final third the nutmeg notes rose slightly becoming more pronounced. The extreme chocolate fudge notes dipped just a bit but not much. I lowered the final third score to 94. The finish was unchanged. The cigar is medium to full bodied, leaning toward full bodied. This has been an excellent cigar that Nick Perdomo can be proud of. It's not secret that Perdomo makes dome very good maduros. I enjoyed this cigar.

Overall Score: 94.67

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