Vitola: FG 56
Ring Gauge: 56
Wrapper: Pinar del Rio Cuban Seed (Costa Rica)
Before the Smoke
Light brown in color. Visible aged plume which is always an exciting feature before the smoke.
Cedar, hay, leather
One of the first things I noted was the draw. From the first puff, the draw was extremely smooth and easy. It provided a large chewy smoke and puffs.
Notes present were spice, cedar, toasted bread, and leather.
As the cigar progressed, a very earthy noted emerged along with an espresso-like, leathery finish.
I was still impressed with the amount of smoke this cigar released. It was a very windy day and the smoke cloud was strong.
Espresso increased, leather, with cedar finish. There were notes of black pepper and spice throughout the retrohale but it wasn’t constant.
Extremely natural tobacco taste on the palate.
Then burn line was straight but became just a little wavy. It soon corrected itself by the end of the second third.
By the final third, the espresso dominated the cigar. There were still traces of cedar and leather.
The burn line was razor sharp. The smoke was super smooth and easy. Still, very impressed with the amount of smoke.
The finish was a creamy espresso. It made me wish I paired it with a cup of espresso.
I really enjoyed this stick. All notes were constant, the draw was consistent, and the smoke was plentiful. What more can you want from a cigar?
It may not be the most complex cigar but it was extremely enjoyable.
The Felipe Gregorio 1957 Series is another highly-rated line from Felipe Gregorio. This particular line was created to celebrate the founder’s fiftieth birthday.
The 1957 is a full-bodied stick that features a filler blend of Dominican Piloto Cubano and Costa Rican Vuelto Abajo Habano tobaccos that have both been aged for seven years–yes, 7 years! The Dominican Piloto Cubano binder is also aged for seven years, and a special Costa Rican Pinar del Rio Cuban Seed wrapper make this a unique blend.