Name – Perdomo Habano Barrel Aged Maduro
Size – Robusto
Wrapper – Maduro – Aged 14 months in bourbon barrels
Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua Blend – Condega, Jalapa, Estelli Ligero
Pricing – $6.80 ea. $153 for a box
Body – Medium + to Full
Dark wrapper with minimal veins. Seems to be packed pretty solid with virtually no soft spots. Pretty dense stick.
Aroma – Hay and sweet raisin
Type of Cut – Straight cut
Cold Draw – Hay, cedar, sweet raisin
First Third – An approachable white pepper on the tip of your tongue is almost instant along with general sweetness. A nice wood-like hickory comes through on the palate along with a nice mix of baking spices. It’s like BBQ and dessert at the same time. The finish has a black licorice that lingers. Good smoke output and draw with just the perfect resistance. Burn line was perfect. The ash was a white/light gray but dense and held firm.
Second Third – Baking spices like nutmeg come through through strong along with a subtle cocoa sweetness. The finish has changed a bit. I still get the licorice notes but its picked up a mesquite flavor. Burn line was pristine and the ash held on until about 2 inches.
Final Third – It changed a bit here with some floral components coming through, almost perfume-like, but the baking spices were still dominant for me. The sweetness eventually uncovered itself, making the bourbon flavor that was subtle, more defined. In this portion of the cigar, the dark mocha flavors were also revealed. The finish remained the same as before. The burn got a little jagged towards the end but that was likely due to the ocean breeze that picked up.
Food – BBQ Foods
Bourbon – Angels Envy Bourbon
Total smoke time was about an hour and fifteen minutes. Overall, the Perdomo Habano Barrel Aged Maduro is a great summer BBQ cigar for a night where you need to get out and let loose. Reminds me of a bonfire tailgate where the beer and bourbon are flowing and the smoke is dense. I would highly recommend you pick one up.
Cigar Aficionado – 88pts