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Old 02-04-2002, 06:57 PM   #1
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Another Disclaimer: I really don't store cigars this badly. This has been kept out in my office in the ziplok bag it came in for about 2 weeks. I was going to smoke it last week, but never could get around to it. Temp and humidity here in the Pacific NW is cigar friendly, but I still don't usually make it a habit to let cigars sit outside a humidor this long.

Pre-light: Very nice, moderately veined wrapper. Nice looking cap. A little on the soft side, but hardly noticeable. Pre-light draw was excellent.

Smoking: Excellent draw, good (but not great) volume of smoke. Burn got uneven in the first third but slowly corrected itself by me slowing down. Taste? It tasted like tobacco. Good tobacco. I'm not up on wrappers as much as some, so don't ask me about the Cameroon "influence". I would characterize this smoke as medium bodied. Ash was white, smooth and firm. It's a helluva thing to be impressed by, but whoever rolled this cigar, they knew what they were doing. I'm having to slow down at the end of the cigar because it's starting to get a bit hot. The wrapper is starting to flake and fall away now that it's down to the last inch and a half. Had no wrapper problems during the previous 85% of the cigar.

Conclusion: Another winner. I still have the Sumatra Robusto to try. I'm hoping to pick between one of the robusto sizes, since I am up to my ass in Toros, Double Coronas, Large Torpedos, etc. The quality of the Naked Bundle line is evident. Good, satisfying smokes at a great price. At some point soon, I'm going to make up my mind which vitola to go with, and get enough to age for 6 months to a year.

There's things I know, and things I don't know. I know when a cigar deserves space in one of my humi's. These deserve the space.

Don't put gum in my ashtray and I won't put my cigar out in your mouth. Deal?
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