Blind Cigar Review: Perdomo | 20th Anniversary Connecticut PyramidCigar Info

Cigars exhibited another addition to its twentieth Anniversary line at the 2016 IPCPR , the | 20th Anniversary Connecticut. created the 20th Anniversary in 2012 to recognize 20 years in the cigar business. At first, line was only in a Maduro and a Sun Grown Habano offering. The additionof the new Connecticut mix finishes the tio.

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 twentieth Anniversary Connecticut utilizes an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler. The Connecticut comes in the same sizes as the 20th Anniversary Sun Grown and Maduro, Churchill (7 x 56), Corona Gorda ( 6 1/2 x 48), Epicure (6 x 56), Gordo (6 x 60), Pyramid (6 1/2 x 60), Robusto (5 x 50), and Toro (6 1/2 x 54).

Blind Cigar Review: Perdomo | 20th Anniversary Connecticut PyramidVital Stats:

Vitola: Torpedo
Length: 6.5″
Ring Gauge: 60
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera
Blender: Nick
Number of reviewers: 4 Stefan (Stefan) Derek (StogieNinja) Matt C. (Big Matt) Kyle (kaleehb)
Price: $10.00
Age: 5 Months
Release Date: July 2016
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

Blind Cigar Review: Perdomo | 20th Anniversary Connecticut PyramidInitial Impressions

Appearance: 90

“This is a very good looking Connecticut Shade wrapper with a light butterscotch hue. This cigar is a hefty pyramid vitola, sporting tight seams, medium veins and a nicely affixed cap.” –Matt C. (Big Matt)

Aroma: 88

“The wrapper exudes aromas of wet skin, cat pee, soft leather and cocoa — it may sound odd but it’s quite titillating. The cold draw hints of a good nicotine dollop to follow.” –Stefan (Stefan)

Blind Cigar Review: Perdomo | 20th Anniversary Connecticut Pyramid

Blind Cigar Review: | 20th Anniversary Connecticut Pyramid

First Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“Starts off with a good dose of nicotine, intense whilst smooth, exhibiting notes of white pepper backed by soft cocoa and a citric hint, with good acidity. Continues with white pepper joined by vanilla sweetness, and counterpointed by anise notes on the long finish. It then dials down on flavor during the second half of the first third, exhibiting mostly notes of clean tobacco while keeping the white pepper leitmotif, finishing with baking soda notes.” –Stefan (Stefan)

“Smoke pours off the foot. Exhale we have cream, faint cedar, raw nuts, and a cherry tartness. Thru the nose we have cream, hazelnut, salt and white pepper. Draw is excellent and construction is impressive. Finish is clean and the profile has perked my ears as to where this premium cigar experience will go. Tobacco sweetness builds on the palate. Ash is equal salt and pepper with medium density.” –Matt C. (Big Matt)

Blind Cigar Review: Perdomo | 20th Anniversary Connecticut Pyramid

Blind Cigar Review: | 20th Anniversary Connecticut Pyramid

Second Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The second third keeps the white pepper leitmotif while introducing darker cocoa notes as well as an underlying harshness. Smooth notes of baking soda become more prominent as the burn line nears the final third.” –Stefan (Stefan)

“Cigar has a very soft brittle ash. Tastes have continued to be sweet with the honey becoming more prominent and the pepper taking more of a prominent role on the palate. Also a toffee reminiscence is detected on the retro-hale which is unique in itself. Cigar’s performance continues to be great. Aroma now reminds me of fresh woods and is very pleasing.” –Kyle (kaleehb)

Final Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The final third increases the harshness while keeping the smooth white pepper leitmotif. At this late stage the smoke becomes drying on the palate. Toward the end there are more defined citrus notes, which to this smoker were very welcomed. I had to let let it go with 2.5 inches left as the harshness became too distracting.” –Stefan (Stefan)

“In the final third, a barbeque meatiness begins to build. We still have cream, cedar, salt and a cherry tartness. This cigar is very balanced and excites the palate in multiple ways.” –Matt C. (Big Matt)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 90

“Draw was very good, no major issues to speak of” –Derek (StogieNinja)

Burn: 91

“Burn was very good, no issues. Burn line wavered a bit, but needed no touch ups, and the combustion was satisfactory” –Derek (StogieNinja)

Construction: 90

“I can imagine a cigar this size and shape is not easy to construct. I was very impressed with the presentation and can imagine myself walking into a humidor and choosing this cigar based solely on it’s appearance.” –Kyle (kaleehb)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium
Experience Overall: 90

“A well-constructed stogie that requires a 2+ hours commitment. Intense yet smooth, utterly palatable and open to most libation pairings. If you dig this you will love Fuente’s Angel’s Share…” –Stefan (Stefan)

“I struggle with how to rate the overall experience. It wasn’t a terrible cigar, though it’s not one I’ll seek out again. The final third showed some hints of promise. Overall, it was an ok cigar that I couldn’t really recommend to anyone.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

“Overall this is a very good cigar, and I now believe this not to be a Connecticut shade and most likely is an Ecuadorian wrapper with filler potentially from Costa Rica, Peru and Honduras. I would recommend this cigar to any cigar enthusiast. Construction, burn and draw all were all excellent. Flavors were pleasant and finish is clean. This could be an everyday cigar if you have the time for a gordo pyramid.” –Matt C. (Big Matt)

“Overall, this cigar was a very enjoyable smoke. I typically avoid cigars of this size, however, was impressed with what this large, atypical shaped stick had to offer. I would certainly revisit this cigar in the future and be confident to offer it to friends as a gift smoke. Purchase on, this is a quality smoke.” –Kyle (kaleehb)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 123

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

Total Score - Very Good


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