Name – A. Flores El Trovador
Size – Grand Toro
Wrapper – Nicaraguan
Tobacco Blend – Ecuadorian Rosado
Pricing – $8.50
Body – Medium
Cigar is milk chocolate in color and box pressed. Visible but tight seams. Very few veins and finished with a triple cap.
Aroma – Cedar and Barnyard
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Damp Cedar
First Third – Creamy nuts and earthy notes start this smoke. The spice kicks up about 10 minutes in along with a nice light leather flavor.
Second Third – The leather moves to the finish and a rich nutty note becomes the main course of the cigar. Beautiful medium bodied smoke so far. The half way point of the cigar brings on a spicy cedar component. Love the flavor profile so far.
Final Third – Leather comes back on the final third with tangy cedar moving to the finish. Almost a 180 degree turn from the second third. Towards the end, baking spices show their color to finish this off.
Scotch – Johnny Walker Double Black
Wine – Paraduxx Ridgeline Vineyard
Overall, I thought the A. Flores El Trovador was a great cigar for the money. Lot of good flavors to keep the palate moving through twists and turns throughout the smoke. In this particular instance, I was at the PDR event at Prime Cigar in Miami and got to meet the owner of PDR. Seemed like a true gentleman and appreciated his take and approach to his product line. I see good things ahead for PDR.
About PDR Cigars – http://www.pdrcigars.com
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