A few weeks ago, I reviewed Kings Cigars “King of Kings”. Today, I am reviewing the other sample I received from them, the “Conde”
The Conde is produced in a Churchill, Robusto, Double Corona, and Torpedo sizes with a San Andres Wrapper, Habano Binder, and Nicaraguan Filler.
The cigar’s band follows the royal motif with a blue crown atop the band and a dragon-like bird in the center. At the bottom of the band, the name Conde is centered in a green ribbon.
Looking the cigar over, the wrapper is dark brown in color with some veins and a slight oily sheen. Overall, it is a good looking cigar.
As I gave the Conde the ol’ sniff test, I picked up on hints of leather and tobacco from the wrapper while I found a sweet berry aroma on the foot.
As I smoked the cigar, the Conde developed a firm, white ash and had an even burn along with a thin carbon ring.
In the first third, I picked up on some pepper on the exhale and an earthy tobacco as the predominate flavor on my palate. The cigar’s draw was smooth, even and produced a satisfying amount of smoke.
Going into the second third, I picked up on some woody tobacco flavors and more of the earthiness. The finish became long with a slight bitterness at the very end.
Finishing up the cigar, the pepper had increased in the final third and I caught the introduction of some sweet cedar notes along with the predominant earthy tobacco.
I found the Kings Cigars Conde to be fuller bodied with more strength than the previously reviewed King of Kings. This was definitely a better flavor profile for my tastes and I would certainly like to try this blend again.