I light the foot slowly, blowing on the forming embers in intervals, and then take quick puffs to get the fire burning good. After Iím satisfied the cigar is ready, I take a slow, long draw and get a medium pepper spice on the back of the tongue and throat, the smoke itself is a medium strength with a slightly heavy body feeling a bit oily over the palate. Iím greeted with a true Ramon Allones profile of rich coffee and dark, sweet cocoa that is simply delicious. Thereís also tastes of earth, leather, and hints of citrus in the finish that is lasting on the palate.
A quarter in and the burn is sharp with a medium gray ash forming in perfect layers, holding strong until tapped off in the ashtray. The draw is a bit on the tight side, however is still working perfectly well with the medium strength smoke that continues to bring a medium spiciness on the tongue. Flavors are amazingly rich and complex on the palate with a lasting finish I just canít get enough of. Iím already wishing this cigar was a Churchill size as it is definitely going to end too soon.
At the halfway mark, the burn continues to be sharp; the draw opens up to a perfect resistance, and the strength of the smoke picks up to a medium to almost full strength. Spice picks up slightly as well hitting the palate just right. I am completely immersed in the rich flavors coming through in the somewhat oily smoke, exhaling slowly through mouth and nose, relishing the incredible finish left on the palate.
As I knew it would, the cigar reached its end far too quickly, as is the case with most any cigar that smokes this good. The burn remained sharp with a strong ash, medium to almost full strength smoke flowing well through the perfect draw. There was a perfect balance between strength, body, and delicious, complex flavors that made this one excellent cigar. Mr. Orchant can definitely pick Ďem!
With the final exhale of rich smoke, I sit the nub down and simply relax and enjoy the moment. What a beautiful morning!
Edited by Kingantz, 16 July 2010 - 09:53 AM.