"Damn fine cigar!"
Perhaps I have a faint bit of ESP; I just knew the Perdomo Resv. Criollo would be an exceptional smoke before I even managed to get my hands on one. Then again, it's Perdomo, so you can expect well-constructed cigar with a slow, even burn and great draw. With these preconceived notions in mind, I purchased a box of the Epicure vitola. When UPS delivered my package, I felt the anxious anticipation of a child on Christmas morning! I just knew this was going to be an awesome cigar! I have yet to smoke any variety of Perdomo Resv. (size, wrapper, etc.) that was less than excellent, so I was excited to fire up one of these babies. After impatiently tearing open the shipping box, I popped open the humidor-quality box and discovered, just as I had presumed, 25 well-constructed smokes with flawless wrappers. No rest in the humidor for these bad-boys! Upon lighting, the smoke had a flavor and body reminiscent of DPG Series JJ, but became much smoother than the aforementioned within the first half-inch. Each draw brought a mouthful of thick smoke and a consistent and enjoyable flavor. I smoked an epicure down to under an inch in length - at which point the flavor had become quite bitter. I won't be surprised if Cigar Aficionado rates the Perdomo Resv. Criollo "91" or "92", it is just that good!
JH in Chicago September 3, 2008
Love the epicure size, great in the hand. Cigar burns perfectly even, excellent draw, sumptous wrapper. Taste very rich and full (I just can't bring myself to say leathery, toasty, nuts and beans)......but great taste.
DryHeaves in Birmingham, August 27, 2008