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Rojas cigar specialist vol 1

CBoukal

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Well, shit. Went through all that putting the Specialist box and a 10 box of Tejanos lanceros in the cart, they actually take MasterCard... but they don't ship DPO. *EDIT*. Lake Worth Cigars

Soooooo... who wants to help a brother out? :D
You can ship it to me also, you may pay Tax sending it to Aaron
 

CgarDan

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Esteli Viso
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Foot has an oaky, sweet aroma

dry draw same as foot

Once lit I get sweet-baking spice maybe molasses

then I get hit with white pepper that’s even more pronounced on the retro. So far seems that viso definitely had more power than secco and more flavor as well As the cigar progresses I am getting a bit of smoky wood - hickory notes. Also this priming even though still with a bit of dry notes not as much as the secco priming.

interesting question to ponder: why use secco at all in this case ?
and just an observation this is all only criollo 98 seed variety now imagine all the seed varieties out there and different regions / primings. No wonder there are so many blends out there. 👍
 

CgarDan

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My goal here is to smoke one of each priming from each region as well as the mystery cigar

those who want the experience I am happy to send the same to anyone. I can do this 2 times. As the set has that available. Rojas even says in his video this can be done with 2 friends. So if anyone is interested don’t be shy
 

CgarDan

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Condega Viso

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foot has a barnyard / cedar aroma

More of the same on the dry draw

Once lit I am getting cedar and interesting combination of something like a cinnamon/cayenne flavors but much milder than the Esteli version of the same priming. Also white pepper on the retro. Some sweet molasses notes in here also

this once again a more balanced tobacco. My guess something from Condega was used in Rojas Blue Bonnet blend
 

CgarDan

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Today Esteli and Condega ligero

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the wrappers are not pretty to put it mildly. That’s why we never see a ligero wrapper I guess

Esteli has a spice aroma on the foot and hickory like dry draw

When lit I get hit with lots of spice: red pepper As it progresses more spice some smoky/hickory like flavors and this Is definitely the lead priming that delivers the strength of the cigar. As I am smoking this down some sweet spice is being mixed into the flavors This reminds me of the LFD chisel. I think I found a new therapy for stuffed sinuses. Just retro a cigar with lots of ligero 😉

now the Condega.

sweet hay on the foot and more of the same on the dry draw.
Once lit initially cinnamon and baking spice Later some graham cracker with white pepper turning to green pepper on the retro Less strength than the Esteli but no sacrifice on the flavor
 

CgarDan

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Getting closer to the finish line. Today

Jalapa Viso

7B40E4BA-29A2-4848-B6B3-80414394C2BC.jpegfoot - oaky , earthy aroma
Dry draw - leather and earth

upon lighting: very dry, woodsy almost acrid taste. So far this is the worst tasting of the bunch. Imagine you left a tea bag I. The cup for way too long and that’s the harshness / acrid taste I am getting Retro is harsh black pepper.
I will try to smoke this at least half way to see what happens

not much improvement really. Tossed this at the half way mark. Can’t really imagine why this particular lead would be used in the blend.

curious to see what others who bought this set would experience
 

CgarDan

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Now Jalapa Seco
B2F0A292-0CE5-4BEF-B333-C77CC18B34FF.jpegFoot : dry woodsy
Dry draw : barnyard

Once lit: almonds, molasses with white pepper on the retro. Became more woodsy - oaky as it progressed
Different priming and a huge difference in enjoyment factor
 
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