Basic Information:

Name – Micallef Experiencia La Crema

Manufacturer – Micallef Cigars

Size – Churchill

Wrapper – San Andreas Sumatra

Tobacco Blend – Ecuador, Nicaragua, Dominican and Panama

Pricing – $13.00

Body – Medium

Construction/Appearance:

The cigar is a light chocolate brown color and well-constructed. No veins and invisible seams.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar and Nuts

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Smoked wood

After Toast:

First Third – Nutty and creamy chocolate notes paired with some baking spice start this off. The finish is really smoky, almost like a smoked caramel flavor. Few minutes in this transitions to smoky wood like note with a leathery finish. The spice still holds on. The burn is sharp and ash fell off rather quickly at the inch mark.

Second Third – The creamy nutty notes return with the baking spice which pushes the leathery note to the finish. Towards the halfway point the cigar, it actually gets spicy and I don’t mean the soft baking spice kind. Almost like a cayenne pepper type of kick. The flavors quickly move back to the prior, but that was a mid stick wake up call. The burn remained sharp.

Final Third – The nutty and chocolate notes are predominantly present in this third and the leather picks up heavy on the finish. The burn remained sharp through the cigars end.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Illumination Sauvignon Blanc or Stags Leap SLV

Scotch – Glenlivet 15

 

Overall Experience:

We thought this was an excellent cigar! Plenty of twists, turns and transitions on the palate made this an exceptional smoke. The complexity of this cigar is more than the newbie cigar guy can probably appreciate, but for those aficionados out there, you should really give this thing a shot!

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 90pts.

About Micallef Cigars – https://www.micallefcigars.com/home/

Micallef Experiencia La Crema