Hard to believe it's Saturday again and time to bring you a short look at another of the cigars included in the Cigar Rights of America Sampler. It's a good thing I did not want to do a full review of this particular cigar, because I was not able to find out any background information about this Camacho Limited Edition ("CLE" on the band). I do not know from what countries the tobacco hails, where it was rolled, how long it was aged, or any of that other stuff I try to present with a full cigar review. The only thing I know is how heavenly it smelled when removed from the cellophane! The wrapper was dark and oily with a bit of tooth. The aroma of chocolate mingled with manure arose from the body, while I got barnyard and coffee notes from the foot.
Lighting this cigar was a challenge; whether it was due to the extra-oily wrapper or a very humid day, it was a struggle to get it going. Once I did, I got early flavors of earth and cocoa powder with some black pepper on the retrohale. Through the rest of the first third I got mostly earthy flavors...mostly dirt, to be honest. There was some cocoa in there but not a great deal; there was some spice if you really looked hard for it; but mostly there was just earth (dirt) and it was not appealing to me.
The second third was about the same, with maybe a building up of the spice. That did not last long, though, and I just did not dig the cigar much at all even as it burned through the final third. Judging from my own experiences, it would not surprise me if this was a Mexican wrapper as that is one leaf that I really am not a fan of; I could be way off with that, though. I do have to resign myself at this point to just not being much of a Camacho fan. I love their Connecticut (cheap at $7 or so), but have been unimpressed by the Triple Maduro, Scorpion, and Liberty 2009...and now this one. I am sure I will keep trying, but for the most part I will leave these sticks to the throngs of Camacho fans that are out there.
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