Initial taste - Dry cedar & spice.
First third - Spice, citrus earth, wood & cedar woodiness.
Second third - Spice continues but now the citrus noted in the first third is now more of an orange peel, along with the earthiness and now a sweetness emerging.
Last third - Spice, citrus, orange peel, earthiness and caramel notes- very well balanced. Long finish of spice and earth.
Construction - Beautiful silky, oily, dark-brown colored wrapper with a smooth and flawless texture with no major veins. Perfect cap construction.
Burn - Fairly straight burn with a dark gray colored, flaky ash that holds on.
Draw - Perfect draw with plenty of smoke produced.
A superb full bodied cigar with great complexity and balance - I really enjoyed the spiciness and orange peel with the earthy flavors. Construction was very good. I would recommend smoking after a substantial meal and or later in the day. MSRP for this vitola is $12.00. A great smoking experience - very highly recommended.