Well done, Paul. Had my attention the whole time. Sounds like it's worth a try.
I'm guilty, the last few years, of shying away from new cigars, to my own detriment. I decided to stop that behaviour a couple of months ago, and have been buying some fivers of newer smokes. Now I just need to find the time to sit back, relax, and thoughtfully smoke them.
Excellent review Paul! Thanks for doing it. I agree with you on the fresh one. To me it seemed a touch "wet", but after letting the rest sit a few weeks, they are a fantastic smoke!
I'm also like you in being skeptical of new cigar brands, but this one seemed to hit the mark.