Agio Meharis Java 10/20
Agio Meharis Java 10/20 cigars are designed for the connoisseur who appreciates fine craftsmanship in a small cigar. The distinctive Agio Meharis Java 10/20 blend is made in the Netherlands with binder, wrapper and filler tobaccos from around the world, offering a satisfying smoke that may be short, but is always memorable.
Mild and consistent flavor throughout. Stays together till the bitter end, down to under an inch, without burning your fingers. Thoroughly enjoyable little smoke. I like em.
Previously, I gave a general review of the 3 other Mehari's (Ecuador, Brasil, & Sweet Orient), but hadn't tried the Java. This is the original Mehari's offering and I held off trying it because I read a description where this cigar was said to be 'slightly pungent'. To me, that didn't sound good. The pungency is due to the Java Besuki wrapper. So impressed was I with the other cigars in the Mehari's line, I decided to try it anyway. Having smoked half a dozen of these I can say that, yes, they are somewhat pungent, but in a most pleasant way. This is probably the strongest Mehari's cigar. Like the other 3 varieties, the Java is very aromatic and flavorful in it's own unique way, but not artificial-tasting at all (unlike many reasonably-priced cigarillos, which taste sickly sweet in a very fake way to me). The Mehari's line appears to achieve it's flavors and aromas through the tobacco itself rather than through the addition of chemicals. As a small cigar smoker for many years now, I can say that the Mehari's brand is now firmly in my top five favorites. For a unique (and big) experience, give the little Java a try. You won't be disappointed.