This is a cigar review of an El Centurion by My Father Cigars. The size chosen for this review is the toro, which is semi box pressed. This smoke is composed of a Nicaraguan Sun Grown Criollo 98 wrapper and followed by Nicaraguan fillers. This is a full bodied cigar that retails around $7.74.
This El Centurion is a nice matted orangey cocoa like in color, similar to that you would see in a jar of cocoa powder. There are some thicker stitch like veins that stand out and barely there seams.
Aromas of smoked wood and nuts fill the nasal passage on the pre-light sniff test. We used the Xikar XO straight cutter on this cigar. The cold draw produces notes of nuts on the palate.
First Third – Notes of salted nuts and orange rind come to the palate initially with a heavy cocoa and leather like finish. The body is full and burn is wavy with the ash falling at the inch and half mark.
Second Third – The nuts and orange remain but the leather and cocoa get heavier. That orange peel note sticks the finish hard. The body continues full and burn remains wavy.
Final Third – The nuts and a new spice note mixes with the orange peel and cocoa with the leather subsiding to almost no longer there. The body is full and burn remains wavy.
Scotch – Dalmore Cigar Malt
Wine – Homes to Homage
This El Centurion is a really nice cigar with lots of nice masculine notes that were balanced by the orange rind or peel like flavor profile. Each third had 3 or more things happening within the flavor profile, which provided a nice complex experience that I would definitely smoke again given the opportunity.
Cigar Aficionado – 90pts.
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