This year, Perdomo revamped their 10th Anniversary line including a new look, new blends, and new sizes. Previously, the Maduro and Sun Grown blends were under the Champagne line, now those are simply under the 10th Anniversary line, with the core Champaign (Connecticut wrapper) remaining. The 10th Anniversary line has been around since 2004 which actually came more than ten years after forming the company in 1992.
The Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Box-Pressed Maduro has been reblended and uses a six year-old Nicaraguan maduro wrapper that has also spend 14 months spent aging in bourbon barrels. The binder and filler also have six years of age minus the barrel-aging. The line also has some new sizes and is entirely box-pressed including: Figurado (4 3/4 x 56) – $7.25, Robusto (5 x 54) – $8.25, Epicure (6 x 54) – $8.75, Churchill (7 x 54) – $9.25, Torpedo (7 x 54) – $9.50, Super Toro (6 x 60) – $9.75.
Vitola: Toro Length: 6″ Ring Gauge: 54 Country of Origin: Nicaragua Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro Binder: Nicaragua Filler: Nicaragua Estelí, Condega, and Jalapa Valley Factory: Tabacalera Perdomo S.A. Blender: Nick Perdomo Number of reviewers: 4 – James H.(Keikan Jim) Alan(Eulogy) Mickey T.(irratebass) John A.(Bostoneo) Price: $8.75 Age: 4 Months Release Date: July 2020 Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff
“Looks a little loose all over. The seams on the wrapper are all a bit raise and some more than others. The very large double-cap is also raised and somewhat questionably applied with a slightly underfilled foot.” –Alan (Eulogy)
“A cold draw reveals touches of cinnamon, leather, and other baking spices in spades while a sniff reveals nice earthy tobacco notes.” –John A. (Bostoneo)
Flavor: 91 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium
“The draw is fairly loose but has a nice sweet tobacco note to it. It’s overwhelmingly grassy to start off. The smoke output is great though and the smoke has a nice chewiness to it. Notes of baking spice, leather, and tobacco start to take over the profile. I feel like it’s sort of a flat start.” –Alan (Eulogy)
“Cold draw – dried wood, barnyard, and salt flavors. The cigar is medium in strength. There is lots of smoke output, but I have to kiss it a couple of times to get that smoke. Getting marshmallow mixed with dirt and earth. Doesn’t sound like this would be a good combo, but it’s not bad… I think the marshmallow keeps it from being too earthy.”-Mickey T. (irratebass)
Flavor: 89 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium
“Not sure what happened, but the has really transitioned into this nice creamy almost mellow smoke. The dirt/earth is all but gone… just cream and marshmallow and maybe some peanuts in there.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“As the second third begins, a medium profile of slightly sweet cream with a pinch of sweet spice gives off good vibes. As I continue, dry leather and chocolate notes become dominate as I reach midways and all through the remaining third.” –John A. (Bostoneo)
Flavor: 92 Strength: Medium Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
“The final third of this excellent cigar remains much the same as the second third. Hints of cherry coke, cedar, espresso, and cacao all intertwined yet taking on individual roles within the flavor profile make this a complex and tasty treat.” –James H. (Keikan Jim)
“The final third is wonderful. Notes of baking spice, leather, cedar, a slightly bitter walnut flavor, mineral, and rich tobacco round out the end. It’s smoking very quickly for this size cigar though. Normally, I’d still be in the first third but about 35 minutes in I’m rounding out towards the end.” –Alan (Eulogy)
“No complaints on the draw, plenty of smoke not too much resistance. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“Near razor sharp burn and combustion from first light to last puff. ” –James H. (Keikan Jim)
“The seams were way too loose all around from the wrapper to the cap which is a shame since the wrapper itself was actually very attractive. I don’t know if it was due to the construction but I found that the burn rate was unbelievably quick too.” –Alan (Eulogy)
Overall Strength: Medium Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full Experience Overall: 93
“I loved this one from start to finish. Maybe one of my favorite sticks of the year which is saying a lot. I will search out and buy a box or two of these fine cigars!” –James H. (Keikan Jim)
“The final third was great in terms of flavor but the first two were just a bit bland. I’m not sure if I just got a bad stick as the draw was also loose and I found the burn rate to be astonishingly quick. Still, I would give this another go just because of how good the final third was.” –Alan (Eulogy)
“This was a very good cigar. Started out earthy, but with a hint of marshmallow that snuck in and kind of mellowed the smoke so it wasn’t a powerbomb. I really didn’t pick up any spice, just maybe some white pepper. The cigar transitioned yet again into a mint/wintergreen that left my palate feeling refreshed/clean, which makes me feel this cigar could be enjoyed as your first or last of the day. I really enjoyed it. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“Overall a very delightful stick with many enjoyable profiles I lean towards. The first third was the absolute best part of this stick, while the remaining second half was pretty stagnant in terms of complexity, this is still one of the better sticks I have reviewed lately. Burn and construction were top-notch, especially for this pressed cigar. Definitely a pickup and try stick, this could be in my rotation easily.” –John A. (Bostoneo)
Smoking Time (in minutes): 83
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