La Galera Habano

This is a cigar review of a La Galera Habano by La Galera cigars. The size chosen for this review is the Toro El Lector (6.2×52). The cigars composition is made up of a Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and Dominican / Nicaraguan tobacco blend. This is a medium bodied smoke and goes for about $6.70 at a cigar shop!

Construction/Appearance:

This La Galera Habano is a rich earthy brown with orange hues. There are minimal veins and invisible seams. 

Pre-Light: 

Aroma – Cedar and Raisin

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar and Raisin

After Toast:

First Third – This smoke starts off with notes of cedar, spice and a light salted nuts like note on the finish. Towards the end of the third a nice cola like note comes out. Reminded me of the old RC Cola we used to get at Mets games as a kid. The burn is wavy and ash falls at the inch mark. 

Second Third – The second third is full of spice and a nice cordial cherry like note shows itself in the beginning of the third. The nutty notes come back in the fold as well around the mid point. The burn turns sharp.

Final Third – The spice note similar to a gumdrop takes the stage for the final act here. A beautiful note for any palate for sure. The cola note is on the periphery as well here.The burn remains sharp.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Glenfiddich IPA Cask

Wine – Montecillo Rioja Reserva

Overall Experience:

This La Galera Habano is a very nice cigar with a few really neat things happening within the flavor profile. The first thing we loved was the cola notes. Nothing better than a hot day and having that cola taste on your palate. The second thing was the cordial cherry like note in the second third was absolutely a surprise to us. What a nice note in a cigar. We thoroughly enjoyed this smoke and think you will too!

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 91pts.

About La Galera Cigars – http://lagaleracigars.com

La Galera Habano