Cigar Review: Perdomo Factory Tour Blend Maduro

Basic Information:

Name – Perdomo Factory Tour Blend Maduro

Manufacturer – Perdomo Cigars

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – Nicaraguan Maduro

Tobacco Blend – Nicaraguan

Pricing – $5.29

Body – Medium to Full

Construction/Appearance:

The band is beige with black and gold font with a green band along the bottom.

The cigar is milk chocolate in color, oily, has minimal veins and is double capped.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Smells of hay and wet earth.

Type of Cut – Straight cut

Cold Draw – Raisin, dry fruit and wood.

After Toast:

First Third – Immediately upon toast, I got a cocoa caramel sensation mixed with spice and black pepper.  Shortly after the caramel faded, the cocoa came on stronger with a mix of an espresso note.  The pepper mellowed out in the back half of the third and transitioned into more of a red pepper. The burn is slightly jagged but nothing to worry about.  The ash is dark gray with some real dark spots – my guess is from the oil.

Second Third: – The rich cocoa and espresso notes begin to mix with earth finished by a red pepper.  The spice and pepper however are minimal in this portion of the cigar. The burn is pristine now after it self corrected and the ash fell off around the half waypoint.

Final Third – The final third, espresso and earth kicked off this third with the pepper picking back up strong on the finish.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Johnny Walker Black

Wine – Valle Andino Sauvignon Blanc

Overall Experience:

For the money, this Perdomo Factory Tour Blend Maduro is a great way to experience the core flavors of the Perdomo Maduro blends from Perdomo Cigars.  It reminded me a lot of the Bourbon Barrel aged maduro, which was slightly sweeter due to the aging in a bourbon barrel.  I can see why these were the factory tour blends, they bring you to the basics of the brand, what they value, how they blend and hopefully gets you hooked to try their different slightly more expensive iterations of their portfolio and experience how the small tweaks in the recipe can change the whole make up of the cigar.  Really cool concept.

Ratings

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