Cigar Review: 601 Cigars Black Label

Basic Information:

Name – 601 Cigars Black Label

Producer – Espinosa Cigars

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – Ecuadorian Connecticut

Tobacco Blend – Nicaraguan

Pricing – $8.25

Body – Medium –

Construction/Appearance:

Beautiful tan colored wrapper with some green patches I’m not so sure about. Quite a few small veins and invisible seams. Finished with a double cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar and Wheat or Light Hay

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar

After Toast:

First Third – ​Upon lighting, wheat and bread like notes come forth in the form of a light toast followed by the zing of cedar on the finish. After a few minutes, a vanilla spice component enters the mix and takes over the bread, which moves to the finish with a kick of pepper. Burn was slightly wavy and ash held through this third.

Second Third – Vanilla spice and cedar combine to provide a subtle anise like finish. The bread note remains present but in and out through this third. As for the “green spots” on the cigar, I get a quick flash of a harsh green tomato. I didn’t find these spurts to be very pleasant. Ash fell at the 2-inch mark.

Final Third – The bread and spice come back to the primary with a long lasting cedar finish.

Suggested Pairing:

Bourbon – Angels Envy

Wine – Trivento Malbec or Cottesbrook Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Overall Experience:

This cigar wasn’t nearly as good as the red label from Espinosa Cigars. The flavor profile was pronounced and nice but the cigar was kind of boring. The initial notes had me intrigued, but once it settled in did not impress me. Happy this isn’t my first cigar from this line or I probably wouldn’t go back. The young tobacco with green in it really gave off notes that weren’t pleasant. Overall, skip this one if you can help it.

Ratings:

N/A

About Espinosa Cigars – https://www.espinosacigars.com

601 Cigars Black Label