The Perdomo 30th Anniversary Sun Grown was released in late 2023 as a tribute to 30 years of Perdomo Cigars. Encased in an elegant 15-year-old bourbon barrel-aged Cuban-seed Nicaraguan Sun Grown wrapper, complemented by Cuban-seed Nicaraguan binders and fillers, this cigar promises a journey of nuanced tastes and aromatic delights.
Upon first glance, the cigar boasts a seamless, silky milk chocolate-colored wrapper, softly packed into a soft box press, with a slight sheen that hints at its premium quality.
As the flame meets the foot, the initial draw brings forth a bold entrance of wasabi spice, awakening the senses with its fiery kick. This is soon followed by the welcoming embrace of leather and hickory, intertwined with a delightful array of baker’s spice and subtle graham cracker sweetness. The smoke output is generous, enveloping the palate in a rich, aromatic cloud.
Transitioning into the second third, the spiciness gracefully recedes, making way for a crescendo of sweetness, now joined by hints of ginger and caramel. The introduction of oak adds a layer of complexity to the ensemble, while the essence of leather continues to linger in the background, adding depth to the experience.
As the cigar reaches its final act, dark cocoa and espresso take center stage, dominating the palate with their robust presence. While the leather and wood notes persist, they have mellowed, allowing the bold flavors of the cocoa and coffee to shine through, bringing a satisfying conclusion to the smoking experience.
Overall, reviewers have found immense pleasure in this cigar, praising its impeccable construction and the subtle evolution of flavors throughout the smoke. While some found the initial spiciness to be intense, leading to diverse strength scores, the majority have lauded its complexity and depth. Paired excellently with coffee or flavorful whiskey, the Perdomo 30th Anniversary Sun Grown Epicure is a cigar that deserves its accolades, earning numerous 92+ ratings from the panel establishing itself as a new standout in the Perdomo portfolio of brands.
Overall Score: 92 out of 100
Overall Strength Score: 5.75 out of 10
This blind cigar review (Cigar #6-B) was scored by a panel of cigar enthusiasts, including: Sean O Chief Boner, Reverend Eldon, Jeffery Knipe, Bill Forlano, Jeff Endrizzi, Daniel, Nicholas Garlock, Ruby Cannoli, and Chief16.