El Centurion – Cigar Review

El Centurion

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.

Construction/Appearance:

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. 

Pre-Light: 

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.

After Toast:

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. 

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Dalmore Cigar Malt

Wine – Homes to Homage

Overall Experience:

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.

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 90pts.

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El Centurion