Blind Cigar Review: Hamptons | Sag Harbor “Enigma” SegarCigar Info

The Hamptons | Sag Harbor “Enigma” Segar comes in a handmade wooden barrel with a handmade placeholder to lift the cigars to feature. Each cigar is packed within a 5-Pack so four packs in total making the 20 cigars.

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 Hamptons tobacco farm is about 40 minutes away from Santiago in the where their tobacco is grown and aged. Once harvested and aged, the tobacco goes to Tamboril where each cigar is handmade utilizing old-fashioned methods and passing many hands before it is packaged and shipped to around the world. The factory has been around for over 35 years. Jose Alexander Ramos is the master blender for Hamptons and has been in the tobacco business since he was 13 years old. He has worked for La Flor Dominicana and Las Palmas before joining Hamptons and has been there for over 20 years now.

Blind Cigar Review: Hamptons | Sag Harbor “Enigma” SegarVital Stats:

Vitola: Toro
Length: 5.5″
Ring Gauge: 54
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: “Cubano Seed
Connecticut wrapper”

Binder:
Filler:
Factory: Hamptons Cigar Manufactory & museum
Blender: Jose Alexander Ramos
Number of reviewers: 4 Gregg (McGreggor57) Derek (StogieNinja) Dave W. (mdwest) Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)
Price: $12.00
Age: 3 Months
Release Date: unknown
Contributed by: Hamptons Cigar Manufactory & museum

Blind Cigar Review: Hamptons | Sag Harbor “Enigma” SegarInitial Impressions

Appearance: 91

“This cigar had a very nice soft brown wrapper. They were minimal veins throughout the stick. There was a nice cap and a clean foot. Overall a really nice build, but nothing too fancy.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Aroma: 90

“Aroma of grass, and a hint of leather and pepper. Strong wet hay from the foot.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

Blind Cigar Review: Hamptons | Sag Harbor “Enigma” Segar

Blind Cigar Review: Hamptons | Sag Harbor “Enigma” Segar

First Third

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

“The cigar begins with a light hay and tobacco mix. There is some chocolate in the background with hints of floral on the finish. About 1/2 inch in this cigar drops a spice bomb on my palate. Quite unexpected after a mild start. The profile takes on a peppery wood char once the heat settles.” –Gregg (McGreggor57)

“Begins with a mild black pepper, and a thin sweetness. There’s an herbal tea bitterness, and a slight caramel toastiness. A little bit of nuts and leather, but overall a thinner profile than I would prefer.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

Blind Cigar Review: Hamptons | Sag Harbor “Enigma” Segar

Blind Cigar Review: Hamptons | Sag Harbor “Enigma” Segar

Second Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Into the second third, the flavor is a little better. It’s good, but leaves me wanting more. Still black pepper and a toasted caramel sweetness, but there’s still a bitter edge to it. Almonds and leather and some dry wood round out the profile” –Derek (StogieNinja)

“Sadly by the second third the delicate floral and herb notes that had been so nice in the first third have gone. I’m now left with mostly grass or hay. The cigar is still pleasant, but is a bit lacking in flavor and complexity at this point.” –Dave W. (mdwest)

Blind Cigar Review: Hamptons | Sag Harbor “Enigma” Segar

Blind Cigar Review: Hamptons | Sag Harbor “Enigma” Segar

Final Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The cedar transitions to an oaken char with a well balanced baking spice in the background. There is a lot of leather in the mix as well. Although the cigar is fading, the flavors remain hearty.” –Gregg (McGreggor57)

“The final third of the cigar picked up in heat and a subtle spice. There was a bit of Cedar and campfire coming off the retrohale. The cigar finished a little hot and began to char the senses. Almost a sublime finish to a really good smoke.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 90

“A good draw with just the right amount of resistance provided.” –Dave W. (mdwest)

Burn: 93

“A maintenance free burn from beginning to end with consistent combustion and a nice straight burn line.” –Dave W. (mdwest)

Construction: 92

“A great experience from a construction standpoint. Even fill, good draw, excellent burn.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

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

“The pepper showing up several minutes into the cigar took me by surprise. Once the heat faded it was game on. Nice woodsy and char flavors mixed really well with the leather. A little sweetness on the finish was provided by cocoa, floral and baking spices. There was not a bad puff throughout the cigar.” –Gregg (McGreggor57)

“This was a good cigar. Excellent construction, great burn, but the flavor profile lacked something. That’s not to say it was a bad cigar, it wasn’t. It was good, just not great. I would be interested to see how it does with additional age, if it’s a fresher sample, but probably not enough to buy them on my own.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

“I would have liked to have rated this cigar higher. It started out extremely nice, but flavors quickly faded and it got a little hard to focus on after the first few inches. Light and mild, it might make a nice early morning cigar to pair with coffee while the day gets started.” –Dave W. (mdwest)

“Overall, this was a very nice smoke. A real nice ease to the smoking experience that smokers of all levels could appreciate it. There was a little bit of complexity but nothing too out of the ordinary. An all-around good smoke that can be enjoyed by anyone at anytime.” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 80

  • Appearance 91% 91%
  • Aroma 90% 90%
  • First Third 89% 89%
  • Second Third 89% 89%
  • Final Third 89% 89%
  • Draw 90% 90%
  • Burn 93% 93%
  • Construction 92% 92%
  • Overall Experience 88% 88%

Total Score - Good

 

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Appearance
Aroma
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Draw
Burn
Constr.
Overall
Experience
Gregg909290929297959592
Derek929287888892979587
Dave W.908887858590909087
Steve928887909088888887
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Blind Cigar Review: Hamptons | Sag Harbor “Enigma” Segar