Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged Maduro Epicure Cigar Review

In 2015, Perdomo changed the packaging on the Perdomo Habano line focussing on the fact that the cigar like many Perdomo cigars are aged in Bourbon Barrels. Today we light up the Perdomo Habano Bourbon Barrel Aged Maduro for review on The Cigar Authority.

Cigar: Perdomo Habano BBA
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua (Condega Aged 4 Years, Jalapa Aged 5 Years and Esteli Aged 6 Years)
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 54
Vitola: Epicure (Toro)

The Look: Packaged in beautiful wooden boxes with attention to the brand logo, inside each box features a shelf talker that lists the blend, strength profile and core notes. The cigars are laid out in three rows of eight cigars, and each stick features a dual band. The primary band is the most detailed Perdomo to date with silver embossing that gives the cigar the look of luxury. The secondary band denotes the wrapper, in this case Maduro. As for the wrapper itself a few thin veins are present and it feels gritty under the fingers.

The Notes: There is an abundance of sweetness that one would assume comes from the bourbon barrels with a hint of cherry sweetness. In addition the cold draw comes off as a bit salty, with a nice BBQ note off the foot of the cigar with a subtle pepper to it.

Once the cigar is lit there is a subtle oak note that wasn’t noticeable according to my notes the first time I smoked this cigar. There is also a continued sweetness that reminds me of German chocolate with hints of earth and coffee. Through the nose there is some red pepper nuances.

Moving on the second third of the Perdomo Bourbon Barrel Aged Maduro, the sweetness of the first third disappears and hints of oak and coffee battle for supremacy. The retrohale continues to showcase notes of red pepper, and a woody finish.

The last third continues with continued notes of oak as the sweetness of chocolate returns especially on the finish of the cigar, while there is a earthy part on the retrohale of the cigar.

The Finish: I had written off the Maduro after I first smoked this cigar and concentrated on the Sungrown version. Lately though, I’ve been reaching for the Maduro more and more as there’s a nice sweetness to the cigar works well with the oak and coffee. It’s a cigar that I love to reach for time and time again

Score: 92
Price: $8.69 / $169.99

Perdomo BBA Maduro Foot

Perdomo BBA Maduro Foot

Perdomo BBA Maduro Foot

Perdomo BBA Maduro Foot

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