Name – The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigars
Size – Robusto
Wrapper – Connecticut Broadleaf
Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua, Honduras
Pricing – $10.00
Body – Full
The cigar is dark chocolate in color with one major vein running up the side of the stick. The seams are tight and finished with a double cap.
Aroma – Barnyard with a bitter cedar.
Type of Cut – Straight
Cold Draw – Sweet cedar and Raisin.
First Third – Rich nuts, leather and pepper hit the palate hard right out of the gate. Full bodied right from the light. Some dark chocolate notes reveal themselves on a long finish. Burn is perfect and ash is holding solid.
Second Third – The leather takes the stage here as the pepper dies down. A slight sweet anise note hits the finish here as well. Half way through the third, the dark chocolate kicks back in.
Final Third – Dark chocolate, espresso and a maple syrup flavor highlights this third to really give a memorable ending to this cigar. Really cool twist on the finish with regards to the flavor profile. It leaves you wanting more of it.
Scotch – Oban 14
The Tabernacle by Foundation Cigars had a really complex flavor profile along with a full-bodied experience. Definitely a great cigar choice for those looking for something strong to cap a long day. Give this one a shot and pick on up from your local shop! I was fortunate enough to have this one at a preview party for a new film called HAND ROLLED: A Film About Cigars, while meeting with the gentleman who created the film. Great hosts and truly passionate guys about the industry. A wealth of knowledge and pleasure to listen to their daily grind to produce this film.
Cigar Aficionado – 89pts.
About Foundation Cigars – http://foundationcigarcompany.com