Cigar Review: Undercrown Shade

Basic Information:

Name – Undercrown Shade

Size – Gran Toro

Wrapper – Ecuadorian Connecticut

Tobacco Blend – Dominican, Nicaraguan

Pricing – $4.50 – $10

Body – Medium


​The band is white and gold with the standard Undercrown logo. The band on the foot is white with a gold “shade” on it.

The cigar has a light tan delicate wrapper with minimal veins and has no seams. It is also double capped.


Aroma – Wood, nutty (cashew)

Type of Cut – V-Cut

Cold Draw – Light Cedar

After Toast:

First third – ​​A nice cream and vanilla hit the palate right away. A light cedar note comes through a few minutes into the smoke. Real nice and mellow flavors. Burn is pristine. Nice solid white ash.

Second Third – ​Cream and vanilla carry over and now mixed with a caramel and a lingering cedar finish. Burn remained perfect.

Final Third – In the beginning of this third the creaminess goes away. The vanilla and caramel notes still are present. Cigar gets a little dry at this point. Burn remained perfect.

Suggested Pairing:

Familia Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes

American Coffee

Overall Experience:

Overall the Undercrown Shade is a great cigar. Not an overpowering experience but just what you need to relax at night. The flavors are excellent and provided an extremely phenomenal true medium smoking experience. This reminded me of one of my favorites CAO Gold.


Cigar Aficionado – 86pts. /Double Corona – 90pts. /Gordita – 91pts.

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