As has become customary at 2pm on Saturday we post a more in depth review of a cigar that was smoked on The Cigar Authority. This week we feature a cigar that was part of The Cigar Authority Care Package; Puro Regadio. It’s a cigar from a factory that is well known and to hear more about that, tune into the podcast where we light up the cigar about an hour into the show.
Cigar Review: Puro Regadio
Ring Gauge: 50
The Look: The Puro Regadio comes packaged in 20 count bundles. The word Regadio is a Spanish word meaning pure irrigation, and land that is pure. The band of the cigar is red and gold and features a mask. The wrapper has a network of thin veins and an abundance of oil on it’s thin wrapper. It’s flawlessly rolled with no soft spots or voids and a well packed foot.
The Notes: The cold draw of the cigar offers some hints of citrus and molasses which is actually quite enjoyable. The aroma off the foot is non-existent so I return back to the cold draw for a bit before lighting it up. Once the cigar is lit the first note is a burst of cinnamon and coffee reminding me of a Drake’s coffee cake.
As we move into the first third there are continues notes of cinnamon that are slowly overtaken by pepper and a hearty cedar note. The retrohale offers up some more cinnamon and cedar notes. There is a leathery aftertaste that lingers on the long finish.
Moving into the second third the cedar notes become dominant with a nuttiness in the background and continued pepper notes. As we pass the half way point the cigar becomes leathering on both the palate and finish with a woodsy retrohale.
The last third continues to offer notes of cedar, leather and pepper with woodsy retrohale and long finish.
The Finish: Bundle cigars are something I usually stay away from. As a snob when it comes to cigars they don’t have that premium feel for me. In terms of a bundle cigar this was something worth keeping in your humidor where you won’t feel bad if you only smoke half of it due to time constraints, or feel embarrassed if you give it to a friend.
Price: $3.39 / $49.99