Arandoza White Label Doble Corona - 7.25 X 49. Wrapper - Nicaraguan Dark Habano, Binder - Nicaragua, Filler - Nicaragua. Medium bodied.
Initial taste - Dry cedar wood.
First third - Pepper wood followed by a toasty sweet caramel, vanilla and a rich earthiness with some coffee notes.
Second third - Pepper spice continues, toasted caramel, vanilla and earth and coffee notes.
Final third - Pepper spice, sweet toasted caramel, vanilla, earthiness and coffee. Very nice long finish of spice and earth.
Construction - Attractive smooth brown wrapper with a nice silk sheen texture. Very well made and nice looking cap.
Burn - Sharp burn with a light gray colored ash that is solid and holds on.
Draw - The draw was very good and allowed for a good amount of smoke produced.
A fantastic cigar with an excellent amount of complexity and balance. It was also a very unique flavor profile with the vanilla and toasted caramel flavors offset with the pepper spice - very enjoyable. MSRP for this vitola is $8.00 which I feel is a good price point. Highly recommended.