Basic Information: Nat Cicco HHB Gold

Manufacturer – Nat Cicco Cigars

Size – Churchill

Wrapper – Habano

Tobacco Blend –  Nicaragua

Pricing – $5.85

Body – Medium +

Construction/Appearance:

The wrapper is a rich soil like brown with a few visible veins and invisible seams. This is finished off with a pigtail cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar and Spicy Notes

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Spicy Cedar and Citrus

After Toast:

First Third – This cigar starts with a nice spicy oak note that lingers for a while between draws. When this settles, some light milk chocolate and leather notes intermingled with the primary oak and spice. A rather nice change of pace. Burn is perfect. Ash held on through this third.

Second Third – The spicy oak along with the chocolate carries over into this third and the leather pick up heavier on the finish. At the halfway point, the flavors blend together to create a nice toasted caramel flavor. The burn remains sharp. The ash fell at the beginning of this third.

Final Third – Spicy oak continues to pound the palate. So far a great medium to medium plus body smoking experience. The chocolate moves to the finish of the cigar.

Suggested Pairing:

Wine – Gruner Veltliner – Weinviertel 2016 DAC or Terazzas de Los Andes Malbec

Bourbon – Rabbit Hole

Overall Experience:

This Nat Cicco HHB Gold is a spicy gem. The oak and spice that come through on the palate as the primary flavors makes for a great medium plus smoking experience. At the price point of under $6.00 you really can’t beat the quality of this cigar. If you can find this smoke, definitely give it a try. I have found them online from a few different vendors so you may have to get them from there.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 90pts.

About Nat Cicco Cigars  – http://www.natcicco.com

Nat Cicco HHB Gold