Cigar Review: St. Luis Rey Gen 2

Basic Information:

Name – St. Luis Rey Gen 2

Size – Toro

Wrapper – ​Ecuadorian Sumatra

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua and Honduras

Pricing – $5.36 – $6.40

Body – Medium

Construction/Appearance:

​This cigar is double banded. Main band is silver and red with white font. Second band is black, red, silver with silver font.

The cigar is milk chocolate in color with minimal to no veins or seams visible. The cigar is double capped and has an oily wrapper that gives off a nice sheen.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Cedar and Raisin

Type of Cut – V-Cut

Cold Draw – Chalky texture – Musty, damp, cedar and hay.

After Toast:

First third – A natural tobacco flavor hits the palate along with some black pepper.  Few minutes into the smoke, a tea like note comes out along with the natural tobacco taste. Pepper is still kicking strong on the back of the throat. Twenty minutes in the pepper slows down and a yeast type note kicks up. Burn begins wavy. Ash is light gray in color.

Second Third –  Sweet tobacco begins this third. Real mellow in the flavor department. Not really much different from the first third. Burn is slightly wavy. Ash fell off at the 3-inch mark.

Final Third – ​In the final third the pepper kicks up again along with the sweet tobacco tea flavors. Towards the end, earthy leather notes take the stage along with a slight mint finish. Burn remained wavy.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Glenmorangie The Original

Wine – Greyrock Sauvignon Blanc

Overall Experience:

With the St. Luis Rey Gen 2 the price point is a good one for a fairly good experience. There is not much in the transition department, but the flavors are super mellow for a beginner or cigar aficionado looking for something not so heavy. This would be a good morning cigar with a café con leche.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 89pts.

About St. Luis Rey Cigars – http://altadisusa.com/cigars/saint-luis-rey