Name – Nica Libre 25th Anniversary Silver
Size – Torpedo Box Pressed
Wrapper – Cuban Seed Habano
Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua
Pricing – $5-$6
Body – Full
Double banded both in white with silver and complimentary tears in the design. The cigar is a beautiful reddish brown. Almost glows on this beautiful Miami fall day. No seams and minimal veins present. This cigar is finished with a double cap.
Aroma – Sweet natural tobacco and wood.
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Cedar – Nice resistance.
First third – The cigar begins with a wood note mixed with honey, slight spice and pepper. The pepper builds slowly then intensified on the back of the palate. The woody notes turn to an earthy flavor like rich soil after a rain storm. If you could taste the way that smells this would be it. Finish is a nice smooth chocolate. Burn is perfect. Ash is light gray and holding strong.
Second Third – Woody and cedar notes come out along with an underlying mix of nuts. The chocolate notes come back at the half way point of the third. The flavors are full and rich this time around. Burn remained perfect. Ash fell off at the half way point of the cigar (about the 3-inch mark).
Final Third – This cigar finishes full with woody and earthy notes taking over the palate. Chocolate remains faint on the finish. Burn remained perfect.
Overall, the Nica Libre 25th Anniversary Silver is a nice full-bodied morning cigar. Similar to a strong espresso to get you up and on your way. Good smoking experience and would pick one up given the chance if I saw it again. Good price point for both aficionados and beginners.