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Old 02-17-2023, 10:23 AM   #1
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Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art Gran Toro

Specifications:
Year of Manufacture/Box Codes/Purchase date: 2023
Country of Origin: Honduras
Wrapper Color: Maduro
Wrapper type: Honduran Corojo
Filler: Honduran/Nicaraguan
Binder: Honduran/Nicaraguan
Vitola: Box Pressed Gran Toro (6 1/8 x 52)
Manufacturer: Fábrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L.
Distributor: Alec Bradley Cigar Distributors inc.
Factory: Trojes, Honduras
Humidimeter Reading: 63%
Current Production: yes
Price: $11.49

Environment:
Temperature: 30 degrees
Humidity: 48%
Wind: N/A

Setting: My regular spot in the little, outdoor smoke shack.

Paired with: Iced coffee

A somewhat veiny, toothy, slightly visible seams wrapper, a medium smoothness, toothy, medium length cap.

Had a firm bunch, slightly tight cold draw with no taste.

Overall, a fairly attractive cigar.

Wavy, but essentially even burn, strong, mottled white ash, short, conical coal and a slightly tight draw.

Ample smoke volume, smooth, cool smoke and a faint, subtle, woody aroma, only detectable by retrohaling.

Medium richness, body and flavor, mild strength and a perfect balance of earthy, herbal and woody flavors.

Aftertaste/finish was very weak, and very brief and consisted of only passing woody notes.

From a 2018 Cigar Aficionado review (the most recent I could find for some reason):
“A boxed-pressed cigar with a rich, earthy quality and caramel sweetness along with hints of chestnuts and herbs. The finish is long.
TOTAL SCORE:90"

So, I clearly disagree with it having a Carmel sweetness and hints of chestnut, but definitely got good earthy and herbal flavors.

I also very much disagree that the finish was long, as I detected very little, and it was very short lived.

Overall character was good and came in at very good on the final points scale, with a score of 85.

Appearance/Construction___12____ 15
Burn/Draw ___13____15
Smoke volume ___9___10
Smoke character __10___10
Aroma___3___5
Flavor/Strength___13___15
Finish/Aftertaste__13__15
Summary___12____15

TOTAL____85__ 100

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