I'm out here on this fantastic Labor Day weekend by the pool, trying out an El Rey Del Mundo Oscuro. Because this day brings notions of BBQ, grilling, family, and friends, I thought appropriate to try more of a dessert or after-dinner type cigar. This baby has notes of dark-chocolate (you know I'm a sucker for anything chocolate), cinnamon and spice, as well as some caramel.
This cigar is actually made by Punch, which was one of the first cigars I ever smoked, and consequently one of my favorites.
This is actually one of the most beautiful cigars around in it's pre-lit state. It's like unwrapping a present. I absolutely loved it. The only thing that's a bit weird is they put the band around the tissue paper so you have some of the tissue paper there until you remove the band. Wasn't a huge deal but worth mentioning.
The first third was probably 70% spice. Flavor was good but it was hard to taste much else. Hoping I get some of the chocolate flavor as I get into the next third.
The second third is definitely the best part of this cigar, where the spice dies down a bit and you get into a touch of the chocolate and cinnamon flavor. Maybe 30% chocolate, 30% cinnamon, and 30% spice.
The last third reverts a bit back to the first third, in that the overwhelming flavor again becomes the spice and likely some cinnamon that I didn't mention in the video but after reflection I think that's what it was.
Ash / Burn / Smoke / Draw
The draw on this cigar was great. The burn was great with one minor correction in the beginning. No issues with tunneling. Overall a perfect score here.
Great after-dinner smoke, with lots of spice, some cinnamon and a mild amount of dark chocolate and caramel.
|Cigar||El Rey Del Mundo Oscura Robusto|
|Pairing Drink||Coke Zero|