Yellow Jacket by Perdomo Worker Cigar Review

On today’s episode of The Cigar Authority we lit up two cigars, both which were part of the Care Package for the month of April. The first cigar was the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut and the second one was today’s feature review, Yellow Jacket by Perdomo.

Cigar: Yellow Jacket by Perdomo
Wrapper: Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Length5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Size: Worker (Short Torpedo)

The Look: The Yellow Jacket by Perdomo features a similar band that reminds you of caution tape with the brand name in black. The cigar is a very dark Maduro that is pretty evenly colored and a fair amount of oils. There is also a thin network of veins and the cigar rolled fairly well. The foot of the cigar is well packed with some darker tobaccos visible to the naked eye.

The Notes: The cold draw of the cigar is sweet with some burnt molasses and a taste that reminds of the cookie from a pop-tart which was surprising because give then look of the cigar I was wondering where this would go. Off the foot of the cigar there is more hearty molasses notes. I should point out, that I decided to dry box this cigar, and by that I mean I had it sitting on my desk for about 24 hours before light it up. I did this for no reason other than the fact I didn’t get around to smoking it the day before.

Once the cigar is lit the initial notes of the cigar are slightly floral, with some leather undertones. As we move deeper into the first third the floral notes continue with some pepper on the retrohale.

In the second third of the cigar some dark chocolate begins to develop and at times challengers the floral component for the dominant note. At the half-way point the dark chocolate notes begins to take hold and as the second third comes to a close I get a very distinct peanut butter taste.

Moving on to the last third the peanut butter note becomes more definitive, but the cigars focal point sees floral notes and leather remain dominant with just a touch of dark chocolate. The retrohalle is spicy, and there is a long finish.

The Finish: I always have the debate wether or not to include price as a factor of a cigar. I think when the price is low enough you can give a cigar a bump in its score, but an expensive cigar shouldn’t matter if it lives up to expectations and doesn’t deserve a deduction. So with that said and done, price is definitely a factor in this cigar because at just $84.99 for 20 it becomes a good bargain. While the cigar is complex to the point it has a multitude of flavors, it remains consistent all the way through and that’s not a bad thing. It’s a cigar I wouldn’t object to while laying in the back yard on a summer day. 

Score: 89
Price: $5.29 / $84.99

 

Yellow Jacket by Perdomo

Yellow Jacket by Perdomo

Yellow Jacket by Perdomo Foot

Yellow Jacket by Perdomo Foot

Yellow Jacket by Perdomo Burn

Yellow Jacket by Perdomo Burn

 

 

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