At this last year's IPCPR Sean Williams introduced his first limited edition cigar. The cigar is made on Calle Ocho in the El Titan de Bronze factory. It is comprised of Nicaraguan filler and binder with a San Andres wrapper. The cigar will be limited in production to 1,200 boxes of 12 each. I was able to smoke one sample previous to the one I am reviewing today.
The wrapper on this sample was a slightly lumpy milk chocolate brown. It did display a good amount of tooth especially below the bands. In spite of not being in cellophane there was a good amount of oils present. The bands were very similar to the Liga Miami and Epifania except being white, silver and black. When I gave the cigar a squeeze there was a slight amount of give but no soft spots. When I put my nose to the wrapper I got notes of leather with chocolate coming from the foot. After clipping it and taking a cold draw in it I noted tastes of cinnamon and leather.
The cigar starts off with lots of chocolate, cedar, leather, cinnamon, cream and red pepper spice. The draw was a little more firm than I like, however the smoke production was adequate. The cigar started off in the upper end of medium range.
As I moved into the second third the spice started to mellow out. I was able to detect tastes of graham, leather and wood with a slightly creamy finish. One of the bands had a little bit too much glue on it and it tore a small hole in the wrapper. I started to get a definite salty taste. It wasn't unpleasant or overpowering though. The finish changed into a molasses type sweetness.
The final third saw the cigar build in strength so much so I started to get a slight nicotine hit from it. The flavors changed again to chocolate, leather, earth, cedar with the saltiness still there. The spice did start to build as I got towards the end of the cigar.
Overall I really enjoyed this cigar. While it was just a bit expensive in my opinion. It was quite different that the other Primer Mundo cigars in this line that I've has as the flavors were much "darker". I do think that most smokers could enjoy this as the nicotine hit wasn't too strong. I will probably pick up a couple singles to see how they age.