Wednesday, July 24, 2013

La Dueña Robusto No.5

So many good cigars today have the Garcia family's influence behind their blends, and so La Dueña comes not from Don "Pepin" Garcia or his son Jaime, but for Pepin's daughter, Janny.  Pete Johnson is responsible for the blending of this cigar, which is produced via the My Father Cigar Co. 

The cigar is dark and leathery, finished up top with a triple cap.  I chose to pair it with Boulevard's Long Strange Tripel.  I used a punch cut and toasted the foot with my trusty Xikar torch.

1/3: As per most Pepin cigars, we start off with a pepper blast.  Near the inch mark, it mellows, and becomes far less intense.  Leathery notes and hints of sweetness are present.

2/3: Predominantly notes of cedar throughout the 2nd third.

3/3: In its final third, the cigar starts to get a little moist, and an earthiness flavor develops.  At this point, it did require a touch-up. 

A decent smoke, but nothing that drove me to run out and buy a box. 
Size: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf, Nicaraguan
Filler:  Nicaraguan

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