Cigar Review: Perdomo Lot 23 Connecticut

Basic Information:

Name – Perdomo Lot 23 Connecticut

Size – Toro

Wrapper – Natural

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua

Pricing – $5.29

Body – Medium +

Construction/Appearance:

The Perdomo Lot 23 has a basic tan and brown band with a little tobacco field picture.

​Wrapper is a shiny reddish brown with visible veins and seams. Finished with a double cap.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar, raisin and nutty.

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar, chocolate, and raisin.

After Toast:

First Third – ​Cream, coffee bean and pepper kick this cigar off. Medium to heavy weight on the back of the palate upon light. The cream settles in and a nutty note comes out with some earthiness. Slightly herbaceous, like cloves, come out with the cream. Burn is perfect.

Second Third – Cedar and nutty notes combine to kick off this third along with some tanginess from the cedar. Toward the middle of the stick, a slight buttery note comes out. That note transitions into a leathery component that is really rich. Burn remains perfect. Ash fell at the 3-inch mark.

Final Third – Leathery note continues into this third. Some pepper comes back into the fold along with the creamy flavors. The coffee bean comes back full circle into the middle of this third.

Suggested Pairing:

Bourbon – Basil Hayden

Wine – Jigsaw Pinot Noir

Overall Experience:

The Perdomo Lot 23 was a nice medium + bodied smoke experience. The flavor profile, while not one of my favorites, was like a carousel that took your palate from one place to another then back again. Worth a try if the flavor profile is in your wheelhouse.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 89pts.