Blind Cigar Review: Cordoba y Morales | Platino Sumatra: Reposado en Cedro ToroCigar Info

The Sumatra’s wrapper is aged almost five years. Then, the cigar is rolled and rests for another year in Spanish cedar boxes before getting packed into the retail boxes and sent to stores. They come in Wrapper Boxes of 20 that cost $240. Total production is 500 Boxes of 20 (10,000 Total Cigars). Today we are reviewing the  | Sumatra: Reposado en Cedro .

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.

Blind Cigar Review: Cordoba y Morales | Platino Sumatra: Reposado en Cedro ToroVital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 6.5″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Factory: American Caribbean Cigars, S.A. (ACCSA)
Blender: Azarias Mustafa
Number of reviewers: 4 John I. (John I.) Adam B. (Bushboy) Stefan (Stefan) Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)
Price: $12.00
Age: 10 Months
Release Date: July 2016
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Blind Cigar Review: Cordoba y Morales | Platino Sumatra: Reposado en Cedro ToroInitial Impressions

Appearance: 93

“Beautifully rolled with a closed foot and a wide pigtail. Would rate higher ifit weren’t for the two protruding veins” –Stefan (Stefan)

Aroma: 88

“Musty, fermented vegetable aroma. Really nice.” –John I. (John I.)

First Third

Flavor: 86
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Quite understated upon lighting, then pepper and herbs enter the stage about 3/4″ in as strength builds up. By the end of the first third strength has shifted from medium to medium-strong with a pronounced aftertaste of white pepper and salt.” –Stefan (Stefan)

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“The first light brings a blast of black pepper spiciness, likely due to the extra wrapper leaf on the covered foot. As the pepper mellows out, the flavor profile mainly takes on characteristics of aged tobacco sweetness and a dry cedar component. The retrohale has some bite, mostly from pepper and nut aromas.” –Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

Second Third

Flavor: 86
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“As the second third develops, the bitterness continues to build, and the earthy flavors degenerate into something better described as “dirt.” On a positive note, the burn is top notch and generally construction is good.” –John I. (John I.)

“Second third carried over the cedar notes detected early. A cashew like flavor developed and the finish had fruity notes. Definitely a slow burning stick with a beautiful layered ash.” –Adam B. (Bushboy)

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Final Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Strength picked up a bit in the final third. Flavors never transitioned too much with a nutty cedar flavor profile taking center stage throughout. Definitely enjoyable, and the slow cool burn was appreciated. Wrapper was slightly toothy.” –Adam B. (Bushboy)

“From a strength perspective, the final third perked up a bit. That being said, the flavor profile became more simple. Not necessarily a bad thing, but that’s what my palate detected. Some of the dryness remained, but a few hints of bitter coffee and some charred wood came in also. The retrohale was defined by those charred wood notes.” –Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 88

“Draw was easy throughout producing a plentiful cool smoke.” –Adam B. (Bushboy)

Burn: 88

“Burn was nice and sharp throughout. Nice crisp and tight ash and had a nice stark grey color.” –John I. (John I.)

Construction: 89

“It performed well from a construction standpoint, but it was not pleasing to the eye. The color was uneven and the wrapper leaf was a bit rough. There were also a few soft spots that seemed to be unevenly packed.” –Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 88

“Not the best cigar experience. The bitterness, and just plain dirty flavor profile made me really struggle to continue on with this. I smoke bundled, budget cigars regularly, and there are any number of these $2 range smokes that I would prefer to this.” –John I. (John I.)

“Although not my favorite flavors, this was an extremely enjoyable cigar. Long, slow and cool burn that was second to none. The expertise of which this cigar was rolled made it fantastic all around. If the price is right, I could see picking up a fiver of these in the future. I would be interested to see what a little rest could do to the flavors.” –Adam B. (Bushboy)

“An enjoyable flavor profile that should appeal to novice and experience smokers alike as long as this stogie is puffed gently.” –Stefan (Stefan)

“As for an overall experience, I will say this one was OK. It was neither fantastic nor terrible. It was consistent, dare I say, maybe even a bit boring but burned and drew fine. But it never had a moment that caused my eyebrows to go up or that caused me to say “wow”. I’d smoke it again, but probably when mowing the lawn.” –Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 76

  • Appearance 93% 93%
  • Aroma 88% 88%
  • First Third 86% 86%
  • Second Third 86% 86%
  • Final Third 88% 88%
  • Draw 88% 88%
  • Burn 88% 88%
  • Construction 89% 89%
  • Overall Experience 88% 88%

Total Score - Good

 

Reviewer
Appearance
Aroma
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Constr.
Overall
Experience
John I.959085838087909278
Adam B.908787878890959290
Stefan929790909085888890
Matthew T.858585858887888585

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