What cigar would you like to see reviewed? Today I had a hard time deciding what to review so I turned to a friend who pointed out I reviewed the Guapos but never the shade grown so with that little tidbit I decided to review today’s cigar. Cabaiguan is produced in Little Havana which is located in Miami Florida and is named for town in Cuba.
Size: 5.25 x 50 (Robustos Extra)
Origin: Little Havana
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Shade Grown
Appearance and Construction (17/20): The cigar has a rich tan color to it, almost looking like leather. The cigar had a little bit of tooth, and minimal veins. There was a sheen from the oils especially near the well placed triple cap. The band is classic and it completes the Cuban look of the cigar. With just a simple logo, the word Cabaiguan and Cuba on the left and Miami on the right. The cigar has a well packed foot with a nice weight and balance. One problem is the wrapper though, it is a tad thin and I have had issues with splitting, although they weren’t something that happens on a regular basis to be overly concerned about.
Flavor & Notes (28/30): There were some notes of pecans on prelight draw, and the foot was slightly nutty as well. Typical of a Pepin produced cigar there are notes of pepper, though more subdued then his other blends at the start of this stick. The first third of the cigar reminds me of freshly baked bread from a country kitchen. The bread notes are well defined with notes of a light nut similar to the pecan I tasted in the prelight drawn. The second third the bread notes continue, making this a very enjoyable morning smoke. The cigar finishes with some nutty notes and some pepper.
Burn/Ash/Draw (24/25): The burn of the cigar had a fairly big carbon line although it burned very even. The ash was a medium gray with some flake, but it held on fairly strong. The draw was a impeccable.
Overall (24/25): I smoked this cigar in the AM and it was very enjoyable. I can see where smoking it after a big meal it might not suit the bill. cigar is mild to medium, but full flavor. The notes were well defined, and easy to pick out. This cigar might become my go to smoke in the AM hours. Simply put this cigar is a winner.