Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T | Sobremesa Elegante en CedroCigar Info

’s originally launched in 2015 with five vitolas: Corona Grande, which measures 5 1/4 inches by 44 ring gauge; Cervantes Fino, 6 1/4 by 46; Robusto Largo, 5 1/4 by 52; El Americano, 6 by 52; and Gran Imperiales, 7 by 54. Each vitola is packaged in boxes of 25. In 2016, at IPCPR, introduced two new sizes to the , both including a slightly stronger tweaked blend, the Short Churchill, and the Elegante en Cedros.

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.

The wrapper for is a rosado Ecuador leaf, while the binder is Matacapan from Mexico. The fillers include four tobaccos that were cultivated from : C-SG seco, which is a Criollo hybrid from Condega, Criollo viso from Pueblo Nuevo, and Criollo ’98 viso along with a hybrid ligero from Estelí. Additionally, the final blend includes broadleaf ligero grown in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T | Sobremesa Elegante en CedroVital Stats:

Vitola: Churchill
Length: 7″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Grade 1 Dark Rosado
Binder: Mexican Matacapan Negro de Temporal
Filler: Nicaraguan GK Condega C-SG Seco, Nicaraguan Pueblo Nuevo Criollo Viso, Nicaraguan La Joya Estelí C-98 Viso, Nicaraguan ASP Estelí Hybrid Ligero and Pennsylvania Broadleaf Ligero
Factory: Joya de S.A.
Number of reviewers: 4 (A Huge Nerd) (Eulogy) (ArmyRN) (BMP_)
Price: $13.50
Age: 1 Year
Release Date: July 2016
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Blind Cigar Review: Dunbarton T&T | Sobremesa Elegante en CedroInitial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“I like the appearance of this cigar. I’m partial to a Churchill length cigar as far a looks go even though I might not smoke a lot of them. This has a nice deep brown color and is fairly smooth with only a hint of veins showing. The cap is well formed and uniformly rounded. The filler at the foot looks a little loose but it is not concerning. The cigar feels well filled but not hard as a rock. There is a light bounce to the squeeze of the cigar. A muted oil sheen is noted that gives the cigar a soft suede finish.” – (ArmyRN)

Aroma: 88

“The wrapper doesn’t have a ton of smell but is a bit spicy. The foot is a little musty. Pre-light draw has some spicy, must and wood.” – (BMP_)

First Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The smoke hits right away, but with some unexpected notes. I was expecting to get slammed with pepper based on the tongue feel from the cold draw, but instead I get dark roast coffee and a nice sweet aroma. The smoke is very rich, and the retrohale is sweet with a mild hint of spice. ” – (A Huge Nerd)

“There’s a nice baking spice on the draw, a slight stone sweetness, leather, and white pepper. The retrohale has a sweet cream note and rounds the flavor profile. The smoke output is creamy but could be slightly thicker. ” – (Eulogy)

Second Third

Flavor: 93
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The middle of this cigar starts to get a bit more complex. Some notes of cedar and a gentle earthiness join the party. I still have that rich sweetness on the finish and retrohale. The spice is still subdued in the background. ” – (A Huge Nerd)

“Leather takes a slightly more dominate note in the profile; sweet cream, stone fruit sweetness, and white pepper are all still familiar. The smoke output has become slightly thicker and really made the overall experience even more enjoyable. ” – (Eulogy)

Final Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“I’m getting a mix of nuts, smoke and mild cocoa at this point. I think this is the plateau of this cigar. Pleasant, smooth and enjoyable but not overly complex. There is a hint of citrus on the retro which adds a little life to the experience. The cocoa has emerged more at the end but the rest of the flavors have mostly dissipated at the point of the finish.” – (ArmyRN)

“This final third everything comes together even better. The burn and draw are perfect and the flavors are great. There are a bit more spices in this third with the addition of some black pepper. ” – (BMP_)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 91

“The draw was outstanding the whole way. Plenty of smoke, with little effort. ” – (A Huge Nerd)

Burn: 93

“Razor sharp throughout, perfect. ” – (Eulogy)

Construction: 95

“Construction was great, no concerns.” – (BMP_)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 93

“My experience with this cigar makes me want to buy a box. It was flavorful and delicious, and effortless to enjoy. It may not be the most complex cigar, but I don’t think complexity is always required. The cigar is consistent and interesting. Those are descriptors that seem to be lacking as of late, but not in this case. This cigar was a pleasure. ” – (A Huge Nerd)

“All around a great cigar. The flavor profile could have had a bit more of an evolution, but the core flavors were quite enjoyable though out and the retrohale provided a nice change from the standard draw. The creaminess of the smoke could have been a little more consistent as parts of the cigar produced thick creamy clouds but a lot of the time it was a little but thin. Overall a very good cigar that I would definitely smoke again. ” – (Eulogy)

“With draw problems and a flavor profile that didn’t really meet my palette this cigar was good but not something I would seek out without a bit of wariness. If the draw had been good from the start the flavors may have opened up more and produced more and/or variant flavors for me. Not bad; good looking; and pleasant, just not great for me.” – (ArmyRN)

“I really loved this cigar. The flavors, the construction, everything was almost perfect. Highly recommend this. This would go perfect at the end of a day after a bit meal, but won’t wreck your palate.” – (BMP_)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 92

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Blind Cigar Review: |

Overall Score – 92 – Great

  • Appearance 91% 91%
  • Aroma 88% 88%
  • First Third 91% 91%
  • Second Third 93% 93%
  • Final Third 90% 90%
  • Draw 91% 91%
  • Burn 93% 93%
  • Construction 95% 95%
  • Overall Experience 93% 93%