“Alec Bradley Prensado” Corona Gorda
This beautiful box pressed cigar had a dark brown, almost black oily wrapper with no tooth present and small veins. The pre lit aroma consisted of deep chocolate notes and a slightly musty tobacco smell. The ash was a dark grey color and the burn was wobbly but it would always self correct, never needing to be touched up. The draw was on the firm side, however it was producing great amounts of rich and oily medium to full bodied smoke. The first third provided flavors of sweet tobacco and chocolate flavors on the draw, with a leather and earthy finish. The smoke itself was incredibly smooth and rich creating a wonderful blend. Nearing the end of the first third, the sweetness died down leaving the same aged tobacco notes and a mellow creamy cocoa flavor. The finish was intensifying with the same leather and earth flavors, but now with a pepper note lasting until the next draw. The flavors remained unchanged until the last third of the cigar, where the chocolate sweetness had returned on the draw and the pepper on the finish was becoming less prominent. A great cigar with beautifully blended flavors and construction. Stay Toasting!