Monday, June 18, 2007

Don Pepin Garcia Serie JJ Sublime

Country: USA
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo long-leaf tobacco
Size: Sublime, 6.0″ x 54

Hmmmm. . . this is one average looking stogie. Not beautiful and glistening and smooth like some of the beauts I have been smoking recently. But not rough and rustic looking either. It just looks like an average looking cigar with a pretty looking band.

Pre-Light: Clip was easy. The pre light draw is free and easy and had notes of tangyness and pepper.

Burn/Draw: This is the part where the cigar shined. Despite the rather pedestrian look of this stick, it burned near perfect the whole way down. The draw was free and easy and produced volumes of cool, white smoke. The ash was firm and white and held till I didn't want it to any longer.

Flavors: Evidently this cigar line is supposed to be the cream of the Don Pepin crop. i do not know if I agree with this assertion. It is a bit more refined than the blue & black labels, inasmuch as it is rounder in the mouth and a bit milder than those lines. The flavor profile was rather simple. Rich and peppery, with some nice spicy pepper. the problem is, is that it really didn't develop much from there. Overall, it was a pleasant experience, but not really worth the price of admission.


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