Cigar Review | Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown
The Perdomo 20th Anniversary features tobaccos grown on Perdomo’s farms in Esteli, Condega and Jalapa Valley in Nicaragua. Each cigar in the Perdomo 20th Anniversary is barrel-aged in bourbon barrels for 14 months.
The cigars are available in both a Sun-Grown and Maduro format with 6 different vitals.
Cigar: Perdomo 20th Anniversary
Size: Robusto (5 x 56)
Wrapper: Sun Grown
The Look: The Perdomo 20th Anniversary Robusto is a soft box pressed beauty with a reddish-brown wrapper that has a rustic look to it. There are virtually no veins present and the cigar is rolled to perfection. The band features the classic Perdomo logo with 20th Anniversary underneath it. In the hand there is a slight tooth present to this hefty cigar that is packed firm to the touch.
The Notes: Off the foot of the cigar there are some strong cedar notes with a slight touch of raisin. On a deeper sniff, the cedar appears to be more of an oak. Once the cigar is clipped with my double blade cutter the cold draw serves up some wood notes with a hint of citrus and raisins. So far this was the perfect start to my day as I sit at my desk to write this review.
In the first third of the Perdomo 20th Anniversary, I am surprised at the kick that the cigar has for a smoke that had such a mellow cold draw. The notes are a smooth pepper, with notes of citrus, and wood. The pepper fades away within the first inch and the balance of the cigar begins to shine.
The second third of the cigar the wood notes become a well-defined oak, with some coffee and citrus thrown into the mix. Through the nose, there is a nice amount of spice but there is also a nice nutty aroma that compliments the notes from the stick.
As we enter the last third of the cigar there is a sweetness that reminds me of honey joining continued notes of oak and coffee and a slightly nutty finish.
The Burn: One of my favorite cigars to photograph is Perdomo, the soft white plumes of smoke that emerge from the cigar serve the photographer well. The burn is even with a nice carbon line. The ash which was a tad flaky and weak was white in color and the draw was the pièce de résistance of this perfectly constructed smoke.
The Finish: Perdomo isn’t exactly your geek stick, but it as cigar built for the every day smoker. Consistent time and time again, the 20th Anniversary produces a flavor profile that is easily identifiable and enjoyable beyond words. While the Perdomo website calls the cigar medium-full, I found it medium and exceptionally smooth.