I've had three of these beauties resting nicely in one of my humidors for a year. The decision came to me that I should try one of these because I haven't had a Pepin offering in a long time. So here it is. Visually stunning as this guy produces near perfect looking cigars. No visible seams and the cap is perfect. Under the nose is what I call the Cuban Que; spice and some barnyard. Pepin like spice bombs. I went right to my favorite V cut for this cigar as I have never been disappointed by it. My 1st cold draw made me nervous since it was a tight draw bordering on way too tight. I told myself, "just relax and light er up". I did and was met with a cigar that felt like I was drawing cement through a straw. The flavors were superb, the burn was as good as anything I have ever lit. Spice and a great earthiness that were balanced to perfection. This cigar is labeled as a full but the balance was so nice it could of been a medium easily. I pinched this cigar in places to open it up as it was packed but it did not help. My stubbornness and the greatness of this cigar kept me from putting it down. The spice and earth kept going on in perfect unison all the way to the last inch and a half before I said enough is enough. I understand why so many people like Don Pepin cigars; they are unique. Two left in the humidor and I will burn another one before this weekend to see if I just got unlucky with the 1st. I have a skewer ready this time but, I hate using those things. All in all I can't give it four stars due to the draw thing but, I'm willing to give it another chance.