JC Newman

January 22, 2022

Stolen Throne 3 Kingdoms Prensado (6 x 52)

Video review HERE.

(Description provided by Lee Marsh of Stolen Throne Cigars)

This is our third regular production cigar that like the rest of our portfolio, blended by Lee Marsh and produced at the Rojas Cigar Factory in Estelí, Nicaragua.

Three Kingdoms is an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapped blend covering a Nicaraguan Binder and “mostly Nicaraguan” fillers.

Stolen Throne is based out of Virginia and is owned by JR Cannon and Lee Marsh.

Wrapper - Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Binder - Nicaraguan
Filler - Nicaraguan

Available vitolas:
Prensado 6 x 52 REVIEWED TODAY
Robusto 5 x 50

The cigar is a reddish brown and nicely made. It is a rather soft box press which features a closed foot and has a nice feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors at light up were a nice cedar/citrus combination, citrus peel, light brown sugar, cinnamon, light underlying toffee, and a light black coffee base. There was a nice amount of black pepper rated at 7 1/2. Nice start.

At the first third (31 minutes) the ash is still intact. I heard someone describe this cigar as a dessert cigar because it's so sweet. I'd say that's an accurate assessment. The toffee notes are expanding. I still had the cedar/citrus, light citrus peel, a nice amount of brown sugar, very nice amount of cinnamon, a little nutmeg, and a nice black coffee base. The cinnamon is really standing out. The finish is toffee with good lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied. The cigar is very good at this point. I rated it 95 for the first third.

Moving through the second third (1 hour 4 minutes) the flavor notes are exactly the same with the exception of elevated black coffee and there is now some earthiness. The finish is toffee with light citrus and light black coffee with very good lingering black pepper. The cigar is still medium bodied. The cigar remains very good and the sweetness is about 90-95% of what it was in the first third. So I lowered the score to 94 for the second third.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 30 minutes. In the final third the sweetness jumped back up. The cigar is fairly heavy on the cedar with some citrus influence. There is still light citrus peel, a lot of brown sugar, light toffee, cinnamon, light nutmeg, and black coffee. The black coffee returned to a normal amount and is not earthy. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is toffee and cedar with very good lingering black pepper. This is a sweet cigar with lots of nice flavors. Of the two, robusto and prensado, I prefer the toro. These are starting to get scarce so seek them out quickly. A very good offering from Stolen Throne. I raised the final third score back to 95.

Overall Score: 94.67

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