This is my first part of a series of blind reviews that I am doing with my buddy Matt from Matt’s Cigar Journal. We each exchanged three cigars and the goal of this little “experiment” is to conduct an unbiased review of these cigars and hopefully try to guess what it is we are smoking. Plus, not to embarrass ourselves too much already.
Blind Cigar Review #6
The last of the blind reviews! The moment of truth is near, as Matt and I will soon see if we really know what we are talking about!
I definitely think I have smoked this cigar before…
This cigar has the lightest wrappers of all the cigars given to me. It has a light brown wrapper that is somewhat oily and with just a few visible veins. There is some inconsistency in the color of the wrapper down the length of the cigar. There were also a couple of water spots.
The cigar has some slight give when pressure is applied, but is not too firm. The cigar draws easily. It did tunnel a few times, but it corrected itself quickly.
This is kinda Pepin-y, I get that taste in the back of my tongue, a subtle acidity that I get with most other DPG sticks.
This does not have a lot of the spice as I expected though. There is also a slightly dry woodiness, leather and just a bit of light coffee.
I’m not entirely sure if I am letting the fact that Matt picked out the cigars affect my train of thought. Matt’s a big Pepin nut, so I am beginning to wonder if I am predisposing myself to think he is giving me Pepin cigars.
I did enjoy this cigar but it really confused me. We’ll see how off I am.
I am going to go out on a limb here and guess a DPG El Rey de los Habanos cigar. Or not.
Here’s the link to Matt’s review of the 3rd cigar I sent him.