Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Sun Grown Half-Corona – Cigar Review

Last year, Perdomo Cigars finished aging a stockpile of premium tobacco. That aging process began in 2005, and after 10 years, Perdomo has released a series of half-corona sized cigars in four-pack tins. These cigars utilized that aged tobacco in a way that highlighted the taste of the wrappers on each cigar. Out of the three available, I will be taking a look at the Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Sun Grown.

What am I smoking?
Cigar Review: Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Sun Grown
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Length: 4”
Ring Gauge: 46
Vitola: Half-Corona
Power: 5 / 10

Packaging & Design
These cigars arrive packaged in sleeves of five tins of four cigars for a total of 20 sticks per sleeve. I love the design of the tins, each blend is designated by either a white, red, or black background standing for Connecticut, Sun Grown or Maduro, respectively. The text and designs on the tins are embossed with the Perdomo name and brand logo. Each one opens to the left on a built in hinge, and sit inside fitted “slots” inside of the tin. An interesting design for sure.

First Impressions
These little cigars have an impressive look, as they obviously took plenty of time to craft them. The wrapper is damn near flawless and shows off a velvety smooth texture and a reddish hue in color. The pack in the foot is nice and tight, and after cutting with my Colibri cutter, offered an even and effortless draw with notes of pepper and cedar. There are two bands in place, one standard Perdomo logo on the top, and a smaller, rectangular band underneath with “Small Batch 2005” inscribed on it.

The Smoke
Immediately after lighting with my Vertigo torch, there are large clouds of smoke with every puff I take. Notes of rich earth, pepper and cedar are apparent right away that trail off into a soft and slightly sweet finish. After about an inch, the burn line has stayed straight as can be requiring no touchups.

The second third opens up with a bit more of a smooth profile than the first third. Nuances of toasted white bread and ground coffee starts off each draw and finishes with a solid taste of pepper towards the back of my palate.

Finishing up on the Perdomo Small Batch Sun Grown and I couldn’t be more pleased with it. Tasting notes have come full circle, closing with a smooth and balanced profile. Every puff seemed to offer something different as I built up the solid ash. The burn only wavered once throughout the experience but never subtracted from the taste.

Final Thoughts
Nick Perdomo takes pride in what he does, and it shows loud and clear in these cigars. It’s a fantastic “grab-and-go” pack of smokes that are easily shared with a few friends. Not only that, but the price of these makes that even easier to do, coming in at under $5.00 per cigar. Take my word, these are a great buy and you should grab them while you can.

Rating: 94
Price: $19.99 (Tin of 4 Cigars) / $89.99 (Sleeve of 20 Cigars)

Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Sungrown

Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Sungrown


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