Alec Bradley- Select Cabinet Reserve

18 Apr

Wrapper: Honduran Trojes
Binder: Indonesian
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan
Made In: Honduras
Size: 5×50 Robusto

Age: 2 months

Smoking Location- Back yard, beautiful night.

Cut Method- Dual blade grip

Pre-Smoke & Construction:

This is a very nice looking cigar with a wrapper dark brown in color and is very oily.  The band is rather large but looks very nice. There is also a secondary band on the foot that states Select Cabinet Reserve. The smell is sweet and spicy with a bit of fresh cut hay to it.  I tend to get this from most AB cigars. The pre light draw has spice, and chestnuts.

After the light:

Method- TriFlame Tourch

Lit nice and even, producing a nice thick cloud almost blue in color. The burn is nice and even with a gray ash, almost chunky is appearance. The first third of the cigar is heavy spice with earthiness, but has a sweet side to it.  After a couple minutes the spice died down and the sweetness picked up. Towards the middle the spice was almost completely gone, still sweet and I started noticing a nice leather, and no hay like I was expecting.  The last bit of the cigar changed again and lost the leather, the sweetness and earthy stayed through the end. Over all a complex cigar.

Ash length- 2 inches

Flavor- 7.0

Draw- 8.0

Construction- 8.0

Appearance- 8.0

Box Worthy? I would surely jump on a box if I found the right price.

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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Alec Bradley, Cigars


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