Last month we went through the entire line of Wayfarer by Serino Cigars. This month a fourth size has been released from the brand that was inspired as Carson Serino wandered around Iceland.
The orogina in 3 sizes scored very well here at The Cigar Authority
- 109 (6 1/4 x 50) – 92 Rating
- Corona Gorda (6 x 46) – 92 Rating
- Robusto (5 x 52) – 94 Rating
Cigar: The Wayfarer by Serino Cigar
Wrapper: Ecuador Corojo ’99
Filler: Nicaragua (Esteli, Jalapa)
Length: 5 1/8″
Ring Gauge: 44
The Look: The Wayfarer comes packaged in 20 count cedar boxes with the cigars laid out in 2 rows of 10. The Ecuador Corojo ’99 wrapper had a brindle effect and a nice amount of oils. The black band is busy, but the use of gold foil to make the brand and manufacturer stick out on it creates a nice depth to it. The cigar is firm to the touch with no voids of tobacco and a well packed foot.
The Notes: Once the cigar is cut, the cold draw has a subtle sweetness with a touch of earth while the aroma on the foot intensifies the earthy components. After we toast the cigar and light it up, the first note is black pepper.
As we smoke the first third and the pepper begins to tone down the cigar takes on some notes of oak with a subtle sweetness that is similar mocha. The retrohale of the cigar offers a fairly even mix of sweetness and spice. The one thing that stands out is the aroma which reminds me of almonds. .
In the second third of the cigar nuts continue to develop, with cedar and subtle pepper. Around the halfway point the notes of almonds becomes the focal point of the cigar, with a marzipan like sweetness. The retrohale is heavy on cedar and the finish is moderate in length.
The last third transitions back to cedar as the dominant note, with a hint of nuts and a subtle marzipan sweetness both of which are more of an afterthought. The retrohale on the cigar continues to be heavy on cedar.
The last third of the cigar sees the cigar transitional to a caramel sweetness that battles for supremacy with touches of earth and cedar. As the cigar closes out, cedar becomes the base note with touches of nuts and caramel. The retrohale of the cigar increases the cedar especially on the finish.
The Finish: When Carson Serino hinted on this size on a recent episode of The Cigar Authority I was very much intrigued. As a fan of smaller ring gauges this was high on my list especially since I love the Wayfarer. It doesn’t score as high as the Robusto but it sits comfortably with the other two cigars in the line if not fractionally above. Wayfarer continues to be one of my 2017 favorites.
Price: $6.99 / $123.99