Blind Cigar Review: Providencia | TrinitasCigar Info

In 2016, Cigars announced the | small batch reserve blend. The blend uses aged lijero leaf from and Honduras along with a San Andreas Lijero wrapper.

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 blend itself took two years to complete and is rolled at the La Pequena Vega factory in Danli, Honduras. The is a 6.5” x 52 that comes in boxes of 10 or bundles of 11.

Blind Cigar Review: Providencia | TrinitasVital Stats:

Length: 6 1/2″
Ring Gauge: 52
Country of Origin: Honduras
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduras
Factory: La Pequena Vega – Danli, Honduras
Blender: Unknown
Number of reviewers: 5 (Jokey Smurf) (dfafjf) (irratebass) () ()
Price: $12.00
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: January 2018
Contributed by: Cigars

Blind Cigar Review: Providencia | TrinitasInitial Impressions

Appearance: 94

“Nice smooth brown wrapper in a box pressed perfecto shape you rarely see in many cigars. Three or four blemishes on the wrapper take away but overall a gorgeous wrapper. ” – ()

Aroma: 90

“On the nose, notes of sweet fruity leather are ever present while flavors of strawberry jam flood the tongue. Can’t wait to see where this goes. ” – ()

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First Third

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

“Starts out with a good spice that calms rather quickly. Produces huge amounts of smoke. Definately very creamy with a black licorice finish. Very nice cigar ” – ()

“The first flavors of this sample are mostly plain tobacco with a hint of sweet baking spice. Through the nose the smoke is surprisingly spicy causing me to retrohale every few puffs instead of every puff like normal.” – (Jokey Smurf)

Second Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

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“The second portion of this cigar has developed a salted caramel note with leather on the back end. The baking spice has faded but the remaining flavors are quite nice. Through the nose the pepper has lessened and the smoke is much more enjoyable.” – (Jokey Smurf)

“Lots of leather starting in the second, and maybe a hint of cream to balance it out. Got a bit of tar in the 2nd third and had to cut more off. ” – (irratebass)

Final Third

Flavor: 92
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium

“The final 1/3 is where this cigar shines for me. A good amount of spice in body and retrohale has entered in and mixing well with the cream. Cedar and cream seem to dominate the profile. I’m really enjoying this cigar now. ” – (dfafjf)

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“Still mostly cream with a woody and sometimes spicy finish. Would pair wonderfully with coffee” – ()

Overall Impressions

Draw: 96

“Perfectos can sometimes have some construction issues but this cigar was perfect. ” – (dfafjf)

Burn: 93

“Nearly razor sharp burn in this sample even with a fair breeze… I’m quite happy with the burn performance.” – (Jokey Smurf)

Construction: 96

“Great contrustion, except for the tar, but is that really a construction flaw?” – (irratebass)

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

“This was real joy to smoke. I wouldn’t have minded a bit more flavor variety but that’s just shooting for the moon… The flavors that were present were delightful and kept me puffing! This one is purchase worthy for sure.” – (Jokey Smurf)

“This cigar was truly fantastic at the final 1/3. Cream, spice, leather, woods all mixed in well to close out this cigar. Sadly this is where I wish the cigar would have been throughout most of the smoke. It takes awhile for the cigar to build up into a fantastic smoke but having reached the end I was nubbing and enjoying every last puff. ” – (dfafjf)

“This was a nice medium to full strength cigar. There was plenty of wood, leather, some cream and sweetness. Not sure I should’ve smoked this so late in the night, but I do what I do. ” – (irratebass)

“Was a very enjoyable cigar. ” – ()

“Loved the shape, draw, and construction but this blend would not jive with my pallet. It started off alright but just got worse and worse as time went on… and those weird circle blemishes on the wrapper? QA? This one just wasn’t for me…” – ()

Smoking Time (in minutes): 71

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Overall Score – 93 – Great

  • Appearance 94% 94%
  • Aroma 90% 90%
  • First Third 91% 91%
  • Second Third 92% 92%
  • Final Third 92% 92%
  • Draw 96% 96%
  • Burn 93% 93%
  • Construction 96% 96%
  • Overall Experience 93% 93%