Perdomo Inmenso Sun Grown 5 x 70 Cigar Review
Originally introduced in the early 2000’s, the Perdomo Inmenso Seventy was a legend before its time. The larger seventy ring gauge cigars were considered enormous back in the day. Today, seventy ring gauge cigars have become more than a trend and are some of the most popular sizes amongst experienced smokers. Back by popular demand, the Perdomo Inmenso Seventy Sun Grown is a medium-bodied smoke. The 5-year aged Cuban-seed Nicaraguan Sun Grown wrapper adds a smooth spiciness to the robust 5-year aged Cuban-seed Nicaraguan fillers. Today, the cigar is back on the shelves of brick & mortar retailers so we reluctantly lit one up for review today on The Cigar Authority.
Cigar Review: Perdomo Inmenso
Wrapper: Nicaragua Sun Grown (Aged 5 Years)
Binder: Cuban SeedNicaragua
Fillers: Cuban Seed Nicaragua (Aged 5 Years)
Ring Gauge: 70
The Look: Packaged in 16 count boxes, the Perdomo Inmenso Sun Grown is huge. It’s bigger then I prefer to smoke, but the size is extremely popular with cigar smokers these days. The band while large is a similar ratio than a traditional band on a smaller cigar. Featuring colors of black, red, gold and white it denotes the brand name and wrapper. In the hand the cigar has a hefty weight to it with no voids of tobacco. The sun grown wrapper is flawless with a nice amount of oils present.
The Notes: Once we clip the cap and take a pull from the cigar before we light there is a subtle sweetness of raisins and an abundance of hay while the aroma off the foot offers barnyard notes of hay and cedar. This is a cigar that you want a quad flame lighter to toast with, like the Vertigo Equalizer and even then it takes a bit of time to get it fully lit.
The first third shows off notes of toasted oak, pepper and cedar to begin. After the first couple of puffs the pepper becomes less aggressive and it slides into the background as notes of toasted oak, oats and cedar become the dominant flavor profile with cedar becoming more noticeable with the retrohale.
The second third sees notes of toasted oak remain dominant with a hint of rhubarb and nuts. It remains extremely flavorful and complex as we smoke through the second third with some cedar remaining on the retrohale along with hints of wheat.
As we finish out the Perdomo Inmenso Seventy Sun Grown notes of wheat and oak remain dominant with a finish of nuts and cedar. The retrohale picks up some raisin sweetness and added cedar.
The Finish: I dread smoking a cigar of this girth. It’s just not comfortable or enjoyable to me. However the flavors of the cigar kept me interested for much longer than I wanted to be. Scoring a cigar of this size I would give it a 70 based on the size. However, I need to put aside personal preferences and look at the cigar and the flavor components it delivers. It burned well, the draw was perfect and it was fairly complex. Would I smoke this again? Only if I had to. But if you like a large ring gauge cigar then this is for you.
Prize: $6.39 / $89.99