Monday, October 24, 2011

Diamondback by Omar Ortez

Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Vitola: Corona
Length: 5 ½ inches
Ring Gage: 44
Strength: Mild to Medium

Traditionally this is not the type of cigar I gravitate to.  This cigar does have a sugared tip – which I am not a fan of.  So I did try and be as impartial as I could to that fact while smoking this cigar!

This is a new cigar from Altidas blended by Omar Ortez.  The price point on this cigar is very reasonable.  I would equate this – just to make it clear to everyone – like a Baccarat.

This cigar does have a nice looking golden brown wrapper.  It was somewhat spongy to the touch but otherwise appeared to have good construction.  The draw was good – a little too loose for my liking but it really didn’t hinder the overall smoking experience.  The burn started out even but as I smoked it got jagged.  Again not enough to impede the smoking experience but it did happen.  I do have to admit though the ash was a gorgeous dark grey color and stayed on the cigar well through the half way point.

I would call this a complex cigar.  I picked up on earthy and nutty notes.  This cigar was creamy and smooth, and of course sweet (thanks to the sugared tip!).  After about an inch I did notice a slight bitterness, I actually didn’t mind it at all.

To try and give this as fair a review as I can I would say this is a good cigar.  The price is right and Omar Ortez is a fantastic blender in his own right.  This is not something I would smoke on a consistent basis due to the sugared tip but if your tastes sway that way this is definitely one to try!!

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Posted by Michele 

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