Basic Information:

Name – A. Flores El Trovador

Size – Grand Toro

Wrapper – Nicaraguan

Tobacco Blend – Ecuadorian Rosado

Pricing – $8.50

Body – Medium

Construction/Appearance:

Cigar is milk chocolate in color and box pressed. Visible but tight seams. Very few veins and finished with a triple cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar and Barnyard

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Damp Cedar

After Toast:

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.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Johnny Walker Double Black

Wine – Paraduxx Ridgeline Vineyard

Overall Experience:

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.

Ratings:

N/A

About PDR Cigars – http://www.pdrcigars.com

A Flores El Trovador