Sign in to follow this  
BuzzArd

San Cristobal de La Habana La Punta: EML Jul 14: Por Larrañaga/San Cristobal review comp 2016

Recommended Posts

Had my second ever SCDLH La Punta last night and it was a beauty.  Got this box back in July as a "seconds" box due to some head damage.  When I opened the box I found four of the sticks had indeed suffered some kind of insult at the tip of the head, but the damage was only where the cigar was going to be clipped anyway.  Perfect.  Box was dated a full two years old as well.  Bonus for aging!!  I've had them on hand since late July, for the past month in temp/humidity controlled humidor set to 70/60.  The entire box looks and smells wonderful.  Lots of nice sweetness to the tobacco, and a slight barnyard scent noted as well.  Clipped off the damage and found the pre-light draw to be ideal.  Cigar was rolled beautifully.  Color was a medium walnut.  No real redness noted at all.  Just a stick of nice chocolate IMO. 

FullSizeRender-3.jpg

 

Immediately upon lighting I note a citrus influence.  Proceeding though the first third also not some nuttiness and perhaps some coffee flavors as well.  Not getting anything sweet.  The nutty flavors and coffee intensify into the second third where I pick up some cinnamon flavors, but only slight.  Also some spice arrived past the halfway point that the description "gingerbread" fit nicely.  

IMG_2855.jpg

 

The above mentioned flavors intensified throughout the rest of the smoke leaving me wishing I had bought more from this 24:24 sale this past summer.  Definitely a complex, sweet, medium bodied smoke that had me smiling that I had at least one box in the humidor at least...

 

IMG_2864.jpg

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Jimmy_jack said:

Great review. I may have to get some.

EML 14 San Cristobal! I may need to get some too! :drool:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice review, I'm gonna have to procure a box of them.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Community Software by Invision Power Services, Inc.