This was an absolutely fantastic smoke from start to finish. I nubbed it as far as I could with my gloves on. Mild with not much nicotine kick, so great for anyone. It had a bit of a club soda like flavor throughout. Flawless burn and excellent smoke. Draw was a little tighter so I made the mistake and cut the head too low as a result. This lead to some unraveling that I easily fixed and fortunately it never unraveled again. Lots of wonderful flavor from start to finish that lingers. I enjoyed smelling this the entire time and blew the smoke very slowly to enjoy it. Burn time was about 45 minutes. Got a little spicy/pepper 1/3 in about a 1 and it ramped up to a 6 or 7 at the end, but never harsh. Very woodsy and fragrant. Hard to describe, but brilliant. I read that this was Zino Davidoff s favorite smoke and I can see why! I couldn'?t imagine a cigar of this skinny 38 ring gauge could pack such flavor, but it was simply fantastic. This cigar has once again redefined my definition of a great smoke!