Alec Bradley Prensado Gran Toro
Alec Bradley's strongest blend to-date starts with carefully chosen Honduran and Nicaraguan longfillers and Nicaraguan Jalapa binder. But the pièce de résistance are the dark Honduran Trojes Corojo 2006 wrappers. Deceptively smooth, and rife with deep, dark-roasted coffee and pepper flavors.
Dry pepper right off the top, don t care for that. Burns hot and dry, don t like that. One dimensional first 1/3, won t burn even at all. 2/3 cooling, salt, don t like that, some leather OK some chocolate OK, getting creamery, seems to be a weak version of the Alec Bradley MAXX The Culture that kicks the butt out of this over priced stick. Last 3rd the same but harder.
When I have the time to sit back for cigar and bourbon time with close friends, this is the cigar I bring out. Consistant all around. And the full bodied taste makes smoking them a pleaure.
Slightly box pressed shape gives full, strong draws. Keeps its burn for a long time. Best smoked with a cup of espresso or coffee. The taste is robust but will not make your head spin. I prefer this over the Alec Bradley New York because it draws better and is smoother. Easily compares with cigars twice its price. IMO for $10, the prensado is the best cigar you can buy, period.