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From CigarJack.com

Date: May 14, 2006

 
 
Written by Cigar Jack   
Sunday, 14 May 2006
 
     
  Cumbres de Puriscal Gold

These cigars I’ve been smoking on and off since I got them in November taking notes and refining them with each one I smoked. The Cumbres de Puriscals are the premium line of cigars from Tabacos de la Cordillera coming in Emerald, Gold and Silver. The Gold is the sampler I ordered is a Mild-to-Medium Bodied cigar which according to the site has Nutty and Earthy flavor profile. All the tobacco comes from Pre-Embargo Cuban seeds grown in Costa Rica and suppose to be as close to the flavor profile of the 1960’s Cubans as you can get.

I’ve smoked several these cigars varying in sizes and all have a dark natural/maduro wrapper. Each one had a nice draw an burned well. A couple seemed a bit light, but it didn’t seem to impact the burn, flavor or draw. These cigars are a bit milder that what I usually smoke but I found myself reaching for them during the early afternoon or morning when I prefer a milder cigar.

I can’t verify the claim that these taste exactly like Cuban cigars or the Pre-Castro Era. I have not yet got the Time Machine working and being born in the late 70’s I missed the glory days of Pre-Castro Cuba (and thankfully most of the Carter Administration). These cigars do have a very impressive complexity about them, that even a few months rest really helped bring out more. The cigar has earthy walnut like flavor with hints of coffee. It also has a subtle smooth creaminess to the smoke that has a hint of tangy sweetness in the nice clouds of smoke.

I’ve really come to enjoy some milder cigars and this is one of them that I enjoy. The nutty flavor really goes well with a cup of coffee when I get the moment to actually enjoy a slow-paced Saturday morning. Rating 9 out of 10.
 
     
     
     
     
 
     
     
     
 
       
       

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Costa Rica, Central America

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