Blind Cigar Review: Dunhill | Aged Condados

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Blind Cigar Review: Dunhill | Aged Condados

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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.

Vitola:
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 48
Country of Origin:
Wrapper:
Binder:
Filler:
Factory:
Blender: Jhonys Diaz and Blending Team
Number of reviewers: 5 —– (WyldKnyght) (SosaCub4Life) (bigslowrock) (rhetorik) (NavyPiper)
Price: $11.25
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: 2012
Contributed by: General Cigar

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Initial Impressions

Appearance: 93

“Very light wrapper. One of the more pale ’s I’ve seen. Very minimal veins and seems also very well done. This cigar screams mild from appearance but we’ll give it a shot.” – (SosaCub4Life)

Aroma: 88

“This cigar has really inviting pre-light aroma and draw. I’m getting tobacco, hay and earthiness reminiscence of mushrooms.” – (bigslowrock)

First Third

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Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The first few puffs are fantastic. There is almost no spice but loads of cedar and leather, along with that bourbon finish I picked up in the pre-light. Sadly the bourbon flavor fades, but I’m still left with the other flavors which are working well.” – (rhetorik)

“In the 1st third, favors consist of toast, nuts, mild tobacco, and pepper. The favors are nicely balanced, except for the pepper, and I was actually surprised at the strength of it at first, but it toned down with shorter, shallower puffs. Draw is outstanding and the stogie is producing tons of smoke.” – (NavyPiper)

Second Third

Flavor: 88
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

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“Still heavy cedar dominating the flavor of the cigars. There is some underlying notes of earthiness. The cigar still seems to be lacking an element of either sweetness or creaminess.” – (bigslowrock)

“Not much change going on so far in this third, I’m still getting a cedar and leather base with some pepper here and there, but still not a very strong cigar. The cedar fades further in and makes way for some spices and more leather. The finish has gotten longer and with more spice.” – (rhetorik)

Final Third

Flavor: 86
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Still not much change from this cigar. While the flavors are good, I need a little more transition to keep me interested. The flavors have shifted a little towards the dry and hay side from the leather I was picking up before. The finish isn’t quite as long and there isn’t much spice. I enjoyed the flavors of this cigar, but it has gotten a little boring towards the end of this third.” – (rhetorik)

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“In the final third, it’s pretty much all pepper, regardless of the size of the puff. It stayed this way for the duration of the third.” – (NavyPiper)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 98

“Draw was very good on this stick. No issues.” – (SosaCub4Life)

Burn: 91

“The burn was failry even from start to finish.” – (WyldKnyght)

Construction: 97

“The cigar was consistently filled. The burn and look also point to a well constructed cigar.” – (bigslowrock)

Overall Strength: Medium
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Overall Experience: 88

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“I really did not enjoy this cigar, I only continued to smoke it to give an honest review. I’m sure someone will like it, but I’m not sure who.” – (WyldKnyght)

“This cigar just was not for me. I can’t smoke mild cigars. They end up tasting like I’m smoking cardboard. It did start out nice with some spice, but after that faded it was all downhill for me. I ended up not finishing the entire stick.” – (SosaCub4Life)

“The flavor profile was not in my wheelhouse. There was nothing detracting in the smoke. I would probably not go in search of any more, but others may find this cigar to their liking.” – (bigslowrock)

“I did enjoy this cigar, but I wish it had been a little more complex or had some more transitions. It wasn’t as dry as some cigars and I appreciated that, but it did get a little boring. If the price is right I would consider picking up a five pack of these. For fans of milder and cigars, I would recommend giving it a try.” – (rhetorik)

“Usually I avoid stories as they tend to be too mild for me. But not this guy. It had good flavors and had a couple changes which were nice. The pepper was a powerhouse in the final third, or in the first two when I took too big a puff. Good stogie.” – (NavyPiper)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 76

 

 

  • Appearance 93% 93%
  • Aroma 88% 88%
  • First Third 89% 89%
  • Second Third 88% 88%
  • Final Third 86% 86%
  • Draw 98% 98%
  • Burn 91% 91%
  • Construction 97% 97%
  • Overall Experience 88% 88%

Total Score - Good

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