Size: 5 X 54
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Grown Cuban Seed
Binder: Santa Domingo
Filler: Nicaragua/Dominican Republic/Peru
On this day, I decided to try a review in my car while I drove around for my job. I set up my new iPhone 5C in my dashboard holder and used my HTC ONE to snap the pictures of the cigar. The cigar I reviewed is the VegaFina Sumum Edicion Especial 2010. This cigar was sent to me from Altadis.
This cigar is well constructed, minimally veined, chocolate brown stick. I smelled sweet chocolate from the foot and earthy, dog and barnyard scent from the stick. I clipped the cap with my Tonino Lamborghini Le Mans cutter and got a nice clean cut as usual. I took a nice open draw of leaves and earthiness. I toasted the foot with my Tonino Lamborghini Black & Red Carbon Fiber Forza lighter and full creamy smoke immediately came pumping out of the stick. Hay and tobacco are the first flavor note I tasted from my first few puffs.
In the first section of this smoking experience I tasted flavor notes of hay, tobacco, coffee and a underlying sweetness. The medium dense ash was a nice grey color and the burn was almost even. The smoke continued to kick out of this stick full and creamy.
In the second third of this cigar the burn remained the same and the smoke still was full and creamy. I tasted notes of sweet raisins, and white pepper, which was the predominate flavor in this third.
The last third and the burn didn't change and I tapped off the grey ash due to driving and needing to take the bands off. The bands came off without incident of tearing or sticking. No splits, defects or glue underneath. A mild sweetness continued along with white pepper and coffee flavor note.
Overall a very nice cigar and a Cigar Assessor's approved cigar. I smoked this stick until I couldn't hold it anymore.
I want to also take this opportunity to ask you to please visit
your local brick and mortar cigar shops and support them. They are the ones on the front lines fighting for your rights as
a cigar smoker. If you don't help support them, there won't be any place for us smokers to gather, associate and enjoy your cigar
-Robert Meyers/Cigar Assessor