This is a cigar review of the Balmoral Dueto by Balmoral Cigars. The vitola chosen for this review is the Robusto. This cigar is made up of a Nicaraguan Jalapa wrapper followed by a Esteli binder and Brazilian and Nicaraguan blend on the interior. This is a medium bodies smoke experience that retails around $9.20.
This Balmoral Dueto is a nice milk chocolate in color with some minor veins running longways through the wrapper. The seams are visible yet tight.
Aroma – Cedar, Nuts and Coffee
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Cedar and Nuts
First third – Nuts and coffee take the lead here with a faint spicy note hitting lightly on the finish. This is a medium bodied smoke with a razor sharp burn and ash that holds through the third.
Second Third – Not much change from the first third here with the nuts and coffee notes leading the journey. That spicy note still kicks the finish a bit. Ash fell at the middle and burn remains razor sharp.
Final Third – Much of the same delicious coffee and nut notes with a spicy finish. Very consistent smoke through and through. The burn remains sharp and body a solid medium.
- Bourbon – Breaker Bourbon
- Scotch – Glenlivet 12yr First Fill
- Japanese Whiskey – Suntory Whisky Toki
This Balmoral Dueto is a nice medium bodied smoke that is quite simple in terms of the complexity, but has a nice distinct flavor profile with the nuts and coffee notes. Definitely something all cigar smokers can enjoy at anytime of day. For me personally, when I didn’t want a power packed smoke, this would be a good soft alternative. I’d buy this again when I see it out there.
- Cigar and Spirits Magazine – 90pts.
- Cigar Journal – 90pts.
- Cigar Snob Magazine – 91pts.
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About Balmoral Cigars
The first handmade cigar blend released under this platform, Balmoral Serie Signaturas DUETO, is the result of a special collaboration between two of the most passionate and dedicated Dominican boutique premium cigar makers, Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo and Boris Wintermans.
While each cigar maker has a unique and distinguished personal cigar history, they share the philosophy that relentless, passionate curiosity is essential to discovering and enjoying the best life has to offer. Blended by the legendary Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo to excite the senses, DUETO captures the complex intersection of two distinct premium cigar blending signatures. Incorporating each cigar makers’ hand-selected, preferred tobaccos, this cigar blend delivers a special, one-of-a-kind sensorial experience – the signature elegant robustness of Ernesto Pérez-Carrillo cigars and the signature balance of sophisticated complexity and smoothness of Boris Wintermans’ Balmoral handmade cigars.
The DUETO blend showcases extensively aged Nicaraguan and exclusive, stalk-cut Brazilian Mata Norte tobaccos, coupled with a Nicaraguan binder (Estelí) and a robust, yet elegant Nicaraguan wrapper from Jalapa. This exceptional blend embraces your palate with harmonious notes of cacao, dry nuts and black pepper than finish with floral tones and a hint of smooth molasses.