Vitola: Corona Extra
Strength: Medium to Full
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Cuban-Seed Maduro
PERDOMO RESERVE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHAMPAGNE NOIR MADURO :
After carefully fermenting these thick Cuban-seed Maduro wrappers for well over 14 months in a natural pilon (A pilon is a bundle of tobacco in the fermentation process, wrapped in plastic), we age them an additional 6 months in oak bourbon barrels. This process helps to ensure parallel colors, a clean even burn, and rich, complex flavors,” states Nick Perdomo, President of Tabacalera Perdomo.”
“The Perdomo Reserve Champagne Noir is comprised of all Nicaraguan grown tobaccos making it a “puro.” The Cuban-seed secos, visos, and ligeros are similar to those used in the popular Perdomo Reserve Champagne blend.
The cigar begins at classic medium body. The spiciness is potent. Half an inch in, I get flavors of mixed nuts; cashew and almond. I am surprised how prevalent and decisive they are.
The cigar hits the complexity mode very quickly. This brings on the creaminess that no upstanding Nicaraguan cigar would be without. An inch in and the cigar hits flavor bomb status. Not bad for a $6.00 cigar. Again, the story is told that money, marketing, and mystique are not the necessary ingredients for a good cigar. The Perdomo family has turned out excellent cigars without complaining to the public how difficult it was in obtaining the right leaves or if the temperature of the soil was one degree off