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#nowsmoking: Aging Room Bin No.2 C Major

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#nowsmoking: Aging Room Bin No.2 C Major Cigar Review 

Aging Room Bin No.2 Cigar Review – C Major 

Factory: Plasencia – Estelí, Nicaragua
Size: 5¾” x 54 Robusto Doble
Strength: Full 
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Estelí 
Binder: Nicaraguan Ometepe
Filler: Nicaragua Ometepe, Estelí, Jalapa

Offered in singles, 5-packs, and boxes of 20 

#nowsmoking Aging Room Bin 2 cigar review at Famous Smoke Shop

The Aging Room Bin No.2 Back Story 

Released in March 2019, the Aging Room Small Batch Bin No.2 selection are Nicaraguan puros built on aged tobacco grown by the Plasencias on their Nicaraguan estate farms. The highlight of this particular blend is the Ometepe binder and fillers that grow in the rich, volcanic soil of Ometepe on Lake Nicaragua. Not much tobacco is grown in Ometepe, but what makes it especially appealing to blenders is the tobacco’s naturally bold, earthy-sweet character.  

Aging Room Bin 2 C Major 2 cigars and box

According to Rafael Nodal, Aging Room brand founder and Head of Product Capability for Tabacalera USA, the blending process for Bin No. 2 started after he tried some of the Ometepe tobacco in Nestor Plasencia’s inventory.  

 “As soon as I tasted this rare tobacco, I knew it had to be the start of a blend,” said Rafael. “Just like a composer creates a concerto for orchestra and a specific instrument.” 

Aging Room Bin 2 C Major single cigar

Aging Room Bin No. 2 cigars fall under Aging Room’s Specialty Line category and come in two other sizes: B Minor (5” x 52) and Grande (6” x 60) 

Reviewer’s Note: In the video review, my guess of Jalapa for the wrapper was incorrect. Shortly after we wrapped the taping, I found out that it was actually an Estelí wrapper. ~ G 

 

#nowsmoking Aging Room Bin 2 cigar review by Gary Korb
#nowsmoking@famoussmokeshop: The Aging Room Bin No.2 C Major is an uber-creamy, full-bodied cigar that strikes a big fat chord of earth, leather, cedar, sweet tobacco, and peppery spice.

 

The Basics: At a Glance 

ConstructionThe Nicaraguan wrapper is dark with tiny veins, and gleaming with oil. Two bands encircle the body, with the lower one emphasizing that the tobaccos are “100% Nicaraguan.” The cigar is solidly built with no soft spots and has nice weight in the hand. A triple seam cap seals the head, and a red silk band at the foot completes the vitola. The scent off the wrapper is quite sweet, too.  
Draw: Just right.  
Cold Draw: Light salt, sweet tobacco, and leather. 
Toasting and light: Initial flavors were similar to the cold draw. Some light salt, earth, leather, plus cedar and sweet tobacco. 
Base flavors: Earth, leather, cedar, sweet and peppery spice. 
Aroma: Spicy. 
Retrohale: A fair amount of pepper up-front, but less peppery in the latter stages – go figure. 
Burn & Ash: Excellent. Nice slow burn, too. No acute angles, touch ups, or relights required.  

 

ACT I 

Aging Room Bin 2 C Major cigar review part 1

Smooth and creamy with a medium body to start that moves to medium-full fairly quickly. Flavors are mainly earthy, leathery, and sweet with some light pepper on the finish. By the end of this section, my C Major is quite full but not overpowering. 

 

ACT II 

Aging Room Bin 2 C Major cigar review part 2

The cigar has rounded-out well and is still robust and creamy. Flavor-wise, the salt is gone; I’m getting a well-balanced mix of earthiness, sweet tobacco, cedar, leather, and pepper. And despite this cigar’s bold character, there is no lingering pepper sting on the back of the throat. Actually, it’s more spicy than peppery. However, pepper does present itself in the retrohale. 

 

ACT III 

Aging Room Bin 2 C Major cigar review part 3

Pretty consistent with the earlier two sections and subtly complexSome new flavors crop up occasionally, but once the C Major maxes-out in body and strength it locks in and doesn’t budge very much from its baseEven in this late stage, the smoke remains uber-smooth, and chewy 

 

What can I pair with this cigar besides coffee?  

Aging Room Bin 2 C Major cigar and drink pairing

A good Spanish Rioja for this one, like the Marques de Riscal Reserva I showed in the video. I might even extend that to a very fine Port with this cigar. If wine isn’t your thing, a single malt whiskey or bourbon that’s not too sweet. 

(Find more cigar and drink pairing combinations here.) 

 

Final Thoughts. . . 

The Aging Room Bin No.2 C Major is strewn with Plasencia’s top Nicaraguan tobaccos. But the most remarkable thing about the Aging Room Bin No.2 C Major is how Nestor and Rafael were able to highlight the Ometepe leaf without it being too overpowering. And don’t forget the Estelí wrapper. In that sense, the C Major is perfectly balanced. The flavors are bold and crisp with earthy-sweetness, leather, and spice at the heart of the flavor pool 

Aging Room Bin 2 C Major cigar review summary

I would also qualify the Aging Room Bin No.2 C Major as connoisseur’s cigar. The tobaccos are so well fermented and aged an educated palate can taste it. To put it another way: For fairly experienced cigar smokers who are ready to move into the Nicaraguan puro lane, this cigar is a gift from on high. It checked all the right boxes for me, and I’d even put the C Major up there with Mi Querida, Hirochi Robaina Blue, or a Liga T52. 

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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