Monday, February 20, 2012

Review - Perdomo Slow-Aged No. 826 Glorioso Maduro (toro)

According to the Cigars International page, "This complex blend results in a deliciously smooth, robust and vivacious flavor with creaminess and coffee-like notes".
They usually don't steer me wrong, but this time, unfortunately, they did in a big way.
The smoke DID light well..Nice and evenly, and burned and ashed nicely too, but that's about all the good stuff I can say about it.
It started out almost straight pepper! Now, I like strong and spicy cigars, but too many cigar manufacturers seem to think that "ton of pepper all by itself" = "spicy". Not so people!!  There are more spices on the rack; Or, at least, there ought to be.
As I had hoped, the full on pepper soon toned down several notches. Sadly, that's all that happened. It just became a decent, but pretty bland, strong cigar, and only that until a little over halfway through, when it just started to taste bad and I had to abandon it. No complexities, none of the promised flavours, no creaminess. I guess it was smooth, if, by "smooth", we mean blah. It wasn't harsh after the first 5 minutes or so. All in all, rather a disappointment and I won't be buying more of these! Luckily, it was in a sampler, so there was only one of them. I really expected more from Perdomo!

Oh well. That's what samplers are for... To sample. I'll hope for better luck next time.

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