Cigar Review: Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro

Basic Information: Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro

Manufacturer – Balmoral Cigars

Size – Rothschild

Wrapper – Brazilian Arapirica

Tobacco Blend – Dominican, Nicaragua and Brazil

Pricing – $9.30

Body – Full


This Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro is a nice shiny in-between a milk and dark chocolate color. It has very few veins and visible, but tight seams. 


Aroma – Cedar and Barnyard

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Light cedar and sweet tobacco

After Toast:

First Third – Espresso, cocoa powder, spice and black pepper start this smoke off. The burn is sharp and ash holds through the third. 

Second Third – The cocoa powder continues here with a slight citrus zest like note and some baking spice. Nice smooth transition and full body. The burn is sharp and ash falls at the halfway point. 

Final Third – The Cocoa and cedar really hold the rest of this smoke down and is heavy on the palate. Really nice full bodied experience. The burn remains sharp. 

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Opus One Overture

Scotch – Balvenie 14 yr Caribbean Cask

Overall Experience:

This Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro had a really great notes of cocoa and cedar leading the way with some citrus and spice interwoven into the experience. This full bodied smoke experience was a consistently good one and we would definitely smoke this again if the opportunity presented itself.


Cigar Aficionado – 89pts.

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Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro