In case you have not noticed Camacho has become a paid advertiser of this website. Recently I was contacted by them asking if I could review some of there cigars and I was glad to oblige. I asked what cigars they would like me to purchase to review and they informed me not to worry that they will send me some. Some of those cigars were today’s review, the LegendArio. Now being an advertiser here does not mean a good review. It does however guarantee an honest review.
The Connecticut version of this cigar was released earlier this year and despite running the press release for it, I totally forgot all about it.
Appearance and Construction: The LegendArio I smoked for review is adorned with a beautiful golden wrapper that had 2 significant veins present on it’s brittle wrapper. Care is needed when cutting these cigars and in storing them as well so as not to damage them. There was some oils present though not an over abundance on this stick that had some tooth to it. There is a dual band system in place with one on the foot and the standard label as well.
Flavor & Notes : Prior to lighting up the cigar I took in the pre-light draw and the scent at the foot. The draw offered some cedar and some hay/grass notes with a touch of sweetness that was similar to raisin. The foot offered more cedar with just a touch of the hay/grass to the nose. Once lit I was surprised at the how different the cigar tasted compared to the other LegendArio wrappers. Once the cigar was lit the first third of the smoke had a very feint spice present but the focal point here was wood notes with some nuts. As I continued to smoke the cigar the wood notes were joined by some earth as well as some sweetness that lingered was in the background. The final third the earth notes were dominant with some cedar on the finish.
Smoking Characteristics: I smoked a few of these when they came to me, and a few more after some humidor time but they all had one thing in common. They needed to be touched up in the first half of the cigar, but never in the second half. They smoked a little quick due to a bit of a loose draw and and had a semi-weak ash. The cigar produced a nice amount of smoke and never once went out on me.
Conclusion: The prior LegendArio cigars never really did it for me, but this cigar was a enjoyable early in the day. It wasn’t over powering and the notes were subtle enough that I was able to get the day moving with a cup of coffee along for the ride. Is this a memorable smoke, not really. Is it something I would smoke again, most definitely.
Price: $6.75 (Before Taxes)