JC Newman

April 07, 2023

Perez-Carrillo Pledge Lonsdale Limitada (6 1/2 x 43)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Halfwheel.com website)

E.P. Carrillo has begun shipping the new Perez-Carrillo Pledge Lonsdale Limitada vitola to retailers.

It is a 6 1/2 x 43 vitola and uses the same blend as the other sizes in the Perez-Carrillo Pledge line, meaning a habano-seed wrapper from Connecticut, an Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan filler. The company produces the line at its Tabacalera La Alianza S.A. factory in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

It becomes the fourth size in the Perez-Carrillo Pledge line:

Perez-Carrillo Pledge Prequel (5 x 50) — September 2020 — Regular Production

Perez-Carrillo Pledge Sojourn (6 x 52) — September 2020 — Regular Production

Perez-Carrillo Pledge Apogee (6 1/4 x 58) — October 2021 — 3,000 Boxes of 10 Cigars (30,000 Total Cigars)

Perez-Carrillo Pledge Lonsdale Limitada (6 1/2 x 43) — September 2022 — 1,500 Boxes of 20 Cigars (30,000 Total Cigars) REVIEWED TODAY

Pricing is set at $12 per cigar and $240 per box of 20 cigars.

The cigar is quite dark and box pressed. It is well made and has an average feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors at light up were citrus, citrus peel, brown sugar, dark chocolate, and black coffee. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2 to 8. Nice sweet, dark start.

At the first third (20 minutes) the flavors are working very good together. I had the same notes but the mix is even and tastes very good. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is dark chocolate and black coffee with good lingering black pepper. There is a lot of sweetness from the brown sugar. I rated the first third 94.

As I moved through the second third (42 minutes) the citrus and citrus peel were quite downplayed but the brown sugar came out nicely. And it combines with the dark chocolate very well. The black coffee does not interfere. The cigar is now full bodied. The finish is unchanged. I rated the second third 95.

The cigar lasted 58 minutes. The black coffee has increased and is no longer in the background. It took away a little of the nice brown sugar and dark chocolate combination. The cigar is still full bodied. The finish is unchanged. The cigar is still quite good but it lost a tick from the second third with the elevated black coffee. I rated the final third 94. Check out this one. It's a very good cigar.

Overall Score: 94.33

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