Reading Time: < 1 minute Crowned Heads Cigars plans to release the first regular production addition to their bestselling Mil Días range next month. Named Topes, the new vitola will also be the largest ring gauge to-date in the brand. Read all about it here.
Cigar Review: Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 Grand Robusto Sun Grown
Pre-light flavor: Woody.
Toasting & Light: Cigar toasted and lit well. First puff was thick, creamy and oaky.
Base flavors: Oak and sweet tobacco
Retrohale: Medium peppery with a hard to describe creamy flavor with an element that might be described as a more intense oakiness.
Burn / Ash Quality: Extraordinary. Like the GC2006 Connecticut, very firm with plenty of staying power.
Balance of flavors: Excellent. Creamy, oaky and sweet tobacco flavors all presented themselves evenly.
Consistency: Excellent. Flavors, burn, balance, body and aroma hardly varied at all.
General Observations: As the cigar worked its way past the first inch, the smoke was medium in body and quite sweet with a rich oaky flavor. The ash dropped off after the first two inches. The flavors had all settled in nicely, and I thought I picked up a note of hickory. I also liked the sweetness when pressing my tongue against the tobacco.
Summary: Like the Connecticut, the 2006 Sun Grown was equally impressive and I nubbed it. What I enjoyed most about this cigar was the smoky, oaky flavors and sweetness on the palate. I can’t say I liked it better than the Connecticut, because there is a noticeable difference in the flavors, obviously supplied by the difference in the wrappers. So far, this line has been a great way to show what a difference a wrapper makes. Next stop: The Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 Grand Robusto Maduro. Stay tuned!
75-79 = Fair to Middling
80-84 = Good
85-89 = Very impressive
90-94 = Excellent
95-99 = Spectacular!