I never met a Perdomo I liked enough to smoke on a regular basis. I got today’s cigar from a cigar pass, and to be honest I was planning on re-gifting it in another pass somewhere down the road. Well, no passes materialized and I said what the hell I will try it with an open mind and see if it is worthy of becoming the first Perdomo I truly enjoyed.
The Edicion de Silvio was created by Nick Perdomo Jr. as a living tribute to honor his late grandfather, Silvio Perdomo. This cigar utilizes an all-Cuban seed blend of tobacco and their origins are only known to the Perdomo family. However, it is publicly known that the all-Cuban seed tobacco used to create these one of a kind cigars has been aging in 50 year old spice-laden oak casks since 1997. Only 5 torcedors have been permitted to roll this commemorative new line. Under the strict supervision of the Perdomo family, these elite torcedors created a smoking experience that yields a “fusion of strength and compassion,” while capturing the same characteristics found in the old Habanas enjoyed by Silvio himself.
Cigar: Perdomo Edicion de Silvio
Size: 6 x 54
Wrapper: Cuban Seed (Natural)
Binder: Cuban Seed
Filler: Cuban Seed
Appearance and Construction (18/20): For me this cigar does not look like a cigar that should cost the money this stick commands. The cigar wrapper looks like a brown paper bag in color but despite this it has some fairly visible oils. The stogie warapper is virtually vein free and this torpedo was exquisitely rolled. The Edicion De Silvio has a nice eye catching band comprised of black, gold and silver that reminds me of the sun, or a sunflower. This cigar has no soft spots and is well packed. Despite this, the cigar feels a little light in the hand.
Flavor & Notes (27/30): Prior to sparking this one up it has notes of nuts and molasses on the draw. The foot however is virtually without scent/notes. Upon lighting up there are some pepper notes present that are a little bit rough on the back of the throat. At this point I was a little disappointed, but as the first third continues the flavors begin to emerge and the coarse nature of the cigar dissipates. The remainder of the first third is a bit creamy and nutty with just a touch of pepper through the nose. As we enter the second third of the cigar, the notes become that of roasted nuts, with some occasional wood notes mixed in. Toward the transition point into the final third I picked up some molasses notes on this cigar that were a sign of this stick having some age to it. The final third of the cigar has notes of wood and spice with a slightly sweet finish.
Burn/Ash/Draw (25/25): The cigar started off a little jagged, but I will write that off to the flame I used to light the cigar. The cigar corrected itself rather fast and burned all the way down to the nub with perfection. The tight ash, was the whitest ash I have ever seen and I was impressed by how solid it was. The draw was so incredible that it provided an incredibly relaxing experience. In short, the construction of this Perdomo was incredible.
Overall (22/25): This is definitely an extraordinary smoke. It is the first Perdomo I like to the point where I would smoke one again. The price point however makes it difficult to do so but when I come across them I willt pick up a couple to age for a special occasion. I realize the Edicion de Silvio uses only the best tobacco and it is rolled by torcedors who are special to their craft but I wonder if this cigar could be a little cheaper and more affordable. I will admit though that I think this of many cigars over the $20.00 price point. 2 of the 3 points deducted are because of the exorbitant price.
Price: $25.00 (Excluding local taxes) or $80.00 for a 5 pack sampler at Corona Cigar Co.