|11-15-2007, 06:53 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Downingtown, PA
Hoyo De Depute
Sampled my first Hoyo De Depute from a cab marked FR NNSU(11/98).
A nicely constructed small cigar. The wrapper was a darker shade of milk chocolate color with a noticable oily shine. Slightly spongy when squeezed, but with no major soft spots. Perfect triple cap and nicely bunched foot. The cigar I choose was touching the ribbon so it had a slight dent and curve on one side.
Nice clean v-cut, easy unlit draw with prominent leather and cinnimon notes.
Initial couple draws smack you in the face with pepper and strong tobacco flavors. Wow! As a few minutes pass it calmed down to a rich leathery flavor with a wonderful long lasting twang in the back of the throat. The mid-way point was pure enjoyment, rich smooth smoke, the unmistakable cuban twang was in full effect. Final 1/3 started to get a little acrid.
A very enjoyable cigar, small in stature, but packed with great flavor and unmistakable cuban finish. In the upcoming winter months I'm sure I'll thoroughly enjoy quite few more of these.
-"The bottle was dusty, but the liquor was clean"
Charter Member, MCLC
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|11-15-2007, 07:28 AM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Montreal, Canada
Very nice review... and cigar!
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