Friday, November 25, 2011

Alec Bradley Black Market

Country of Origin:  Honduras
Wrapper: Nicaraguan from Jalapa
Binder: Sumatra
Filler: Honduas and Panama
Vitola: Toro
Length: 6 inches
Ring Gage: 50
Strength: Medium

Leave it to Alec Bradley to do something a little different!  The band on this cigar is at the foot rather then being wrapped near the top.  The box is a beautiful presentation as well, it has a distressed wooden appearance.  The whole package looks very well put together.

The cigar looks very pretty as well.  It has a medium dark brown wrapper that is slightly oily, with very few vein lines.  It feels firm to the touch and the cap is perfectly constructed.

The draw on this cigar was perfect.  There was a slight resistance, but that's what I like in a cigar.  The burn for the most part was fairly even.  I did have to do a few touch ups, but it did not ruin the overall smoking experience at all.

There was a lot of spice upon lighting the cigar.  A chocolate sweet undertone hit me almost right away as well.  The spiciness mellowed out as you smoked.  I wouldn't quantify this as a complex cigar, but the flavors were prominent throughout the smoke and made up for the lack of complexity.

On a side note, on the internet I've noticed people are quantifying this as a medium to full.  My taste buds tell me this is a mild to medium cigar.  But again keep in mind I do enjoy a more fuller bodied smoke.  This would be a great everyday smoke for the medium bodied smoker and a great first cigar of the day for a fuller bodied smoker.  Just overall a great cigar!!!

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Posted by Michele 

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