Review: Recluse Amadeus

We recently had Jesus Dominiguez in studio on The Cigar Authority radio show where we discussed and smoked the new Recluse Amadeus. During the course of the show we remarked at how flavorful and smooth it was.

According to the Press Release from Iconic Leaf Cigars the Recluse Amadeus will be available in 6 sizes;

  • Robusto 5×52 msrp $7.50 (Box pressed)
  • Toro 6 1/4×50 msrp $8.50 (Box pressed)
  • Tarantula 6×60 msrp $9.50 (Box pressed)
  • Sidewinder 1 5×57 msrp $8.50 (Special Edition)
  • Sidewinder 2 6×57 msrp $9.50 (Special Edition)
  • Sidewinder 3 7×57 msrp $10.50 (Special Edition)

Each cigar undergoes 2 years worth of fermentation and is rolled in the Entubar style.

Cigar: Recluse Amadeus
Size: 6.25 x 52 (Toro)
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Binder: Proprietary
Filler: Dominican, Connecticut
Distributed By: Iconic Leaf Cigar

The one thing that really catches my eye is the tan Connecticut wrapper which while made in Ecuador, looks like it was grown domestically in the states. It’s been a long time since I saw a Connecticut Shade that looks like the one that adorns this cigar. The band of white and silver gives the cigar a feel of luxury.

The preflight draw has some earthy notes, with a hint of butter as well. The foot of the cigar is the same, except it is reversed.

Once the cigar is lit I am completly floored by how smooth it is from the first pull of this incredibly luscious smoke. The notes consist of toast, nuts, a buttery richness and the slightest floral hints on the finish.

As the cigar progressed into the second third there was a development of wood that overtook the nuts that were experienced earlier. The cigar developed a slight pepper through the nose but remained smooth and the experience was exhilarating.

In the last third of the cigar, the nuts returned with an exquisite short finish that was both captivating and satisfying making this one of the top Connecticut Shade cigars that I have had the pleasure of smoking.

Overall, this is a box pressed masterpiece. The cigar is the perfect smoke to start the day with an inviting flavor profile, rich smoothness and effortless draw.

Price: $8.69
Score: 91

This cigar is available from site sponsor, Two Guys Smoke Shop.

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