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So I am sitting here smoking a SLR Pacifico from 2009 to see how they are progressing and out of nowhere I get four draws where the retro is all Peach and Cream. I have never had this before, or at least this obvious of a peach note. Its very odd because there were zero "fruity" or sweet notes the entire cigar, and now with it almost to the nub I can confidently say I don't think there will be anymore. Anyone ever experience this flavor? Any cigar recommendations that might carry notes like this? 

 

Side note, I don't think these are ready to consume yet, at least for my taste. I have younger sticks smoking much better. It was all wood, vanilla, cream and that glimpse of a peach note. But the last third was harsh, and completely uncharacteristic of the first two thirds.

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23 minutes ago, mcease022 said:

The obvious one that comes to mind is the Magnum 50 - tons of those stone fruit notes. I heard the SLR DC does as well but haven't tried one yet. 

SLR DC is much more apricot than peach.

interesting that peaches and cream note. from a wine perspective, i remember that it used to be the absolute definitive indicator of leflaive chevalier montrachet from the early 80s, before premox stuffed things. and those wines were glorious.

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4 minutes ago, Ken Gargett said:

SLR DC is much more apricot than peach.

interesting that peaches and cream note. from a wine perspective, i remember that it used to be the absolute definitive indicator of leflaive chevalier montrachet from the early 80s, before premox stuffed things. and those wines were glorious.

I had kind of dismissed the cigar and was doing some work on the laptop, it was so noticeable that I completely stopped what I was doing and though "is that seriously what I just tasted", and the next few draws were the same. I can only hope I get to experience that again in the next one I smoke. 

I do need to grab a box of the SLR DC, I have heard only good things. I do enjoy the apricot flavors I have encountered from time to time in cigars. 

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4 hours ago, rusticdonut25 said:

Any cigar recommendations that might carry notes like this?

RASCC.  Most peach of any cigar out there.  6 months down it really delivers.  Sometimes it's really there and sometimes it's a background taste. I can't distinguish peach and apricot like Ken (not being negative I applaud your refined palate!), but almost every single one I've smoked over last 2 years has been Peach jam to me.  This is my favorite minutos by a landslide right now.  Sometimes they have a strong nic kick.  Have smoked 2.5 boxes in last 6 months.  Love them.  Get some if you don't have any.  

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8 minutes ago, zeedubbya said:

RASCC.  Most peach of any cigar out there.  6 months down it really delivers.  Sometimes it's really there and sometimes it's a background taste. I can't distinguish peach and apricot like Ken (not being negative I applaud your refined palate!), but almost every single one I've smoked over last 2 years has been Peach jam to me.  This is my favorite minutos by a landslide right now.  Sometimes they have a strong nic kick.  Have smoked 2.5 boxes in last 6 months.  Love them.  Get some if you don't have any.  

i would argue that if you are picking peach characters in a smoke then you can indeed distinguish and you have a better palate than you give yourself credit for.

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Doing a search on the video review notes, only @Ken Gargett has found peaches and cream.  He's mentioned it 4 times:

  • Cohiba 1966 (EL 2011) -- "peaches and cream; 5 puffs and I've ordered a box"
  • Cohiba Robusto (MUO MAY 14) -- "cream, silk, honey, organge rinds, peaches and cream"
  • Cohiba Siglo IV (EPR OCT 08) -- "almost a peaches and cream character"
  • Ramon Allones Estupendos (ER 2006) -- "a distant note of peaches and cream"
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5 minutes ago, planetary said:

Doing a search on the video review notes, only @Ken Gargett has found peaches and cream.  He's mentioned it 4 times:

  • Cohiba 1966 (EL 2011) -- "peaches and cream; 5 puffs and I've ordered a box"
  • Cohiba Robusto (MUO MAY 14) -- "cream, silk, honey, organge rinds, peaches and cream"
  • Cohiba Siglo IV (EPR OCT 08) -- "almost a peaches and cream character"
  • Ramon Allones Estupendos (ER 2006) -- "a distant note of peaches and cream"

chalk one up to the good guys! always said ayala has tarmac for tastebuds.

what is interesting is that three of them are cohibas - perhaps a cohiba character we have been neglecting?

on another note, if i may ask a favour, are you able to give me the date of that cohiba 1966 review?

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1 minute ago, Ken Gargett said:

on another note, if i may ask a favour, are you able to give me the date of that cohiba 1966 review?

Certainly.  It was posted to YouTube on December 1st, 2011.  This is the video:

 

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2 minutes ago, Ken Gargett said:

satillites in space did not miss that shirt.

Not being picky....but satellites 

No charge.  I thought it important you being a writer and all ;)

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1 hour ago, El Presidente said:

Not being picky....but satellites 

No charge.  I thought it important you being a writer and all ;)

12 years and one spelling error in my rush to get back to something worthwhile.

if we all take a moment, that sound in the background is thin ice cracking. i look forward to assisting you in these matters many many times ahead.

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