The Gent uses an Ecuadorian Rosado wrapper with a US grown binder and Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers. The cigar was introduced at the IPCPR trade show this year. It is rolled at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, and comes in 4 vitolas: Corona Gorda 5.5 x 46 costing $7.95, Robusto 5 x 52 costing $8.50, Toro 6 x 50 costing $8.90, and Gordo 6 x 60 costing $9.75, all shapes are box-pressed.
The Gent has a beautiful light brown wrapper with an oily sheen to it when held in the light. The cigar has two bands, the top band is the regular Cornelius & Anthony logo in gold, gray and black in color. The bottom band is gray and black with the words “The Gent” in bold black lettering. The wrapper is pretty flawless with no visible seams or veins, and smooth to the touch. The aromas I get on the body is cedar and milk chocolate. On the foot the same milk chocolate along with sweet coffee.
On the cold draw I pick up milk chocolate along with sweet tobacco flavors. I get a little bit of spice, brown sugar & cream The strength is mild to medium
Black pepper has pushed cream to the backseat. Although there is black pepper the strength has not picked up.
Same flavor notes as before, but now there is a pumpkin spice flavor on my lips.
This was a very enjoyable cigar. There were plenty of flavors to keep me interested and kept looking at the cigar like mmmm mmm. This cigar would an excellent choice as your first cigar of the day with your favorite cup of joe. The draw was very nice and open, and had a razor sharp burn that needed no touch ups. I smoked the cigar with an inch to go, and would liked to have continue on, but it went out.