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San Cristobal De La Habana El Principe

(1 customer review)

38,838.00 (Inclusive of GST)

Length: 4.33
Ring Gauge: 42
Strength: Medium

This Habanos is true to the the San Cristobal Flavours and is inclined towards vegetal flavours with a woody core. However it pleasantly surprise the palate with a transition to caramel like sweetness and spiciness that’s more derivative of star anise than black pepper

Brand

San Cristobal De La Hab

1 review for San Cristobal De La Habana El Principe

  1. Anish Trivedi

    Anish Trivedi

    Cigar Name: San Cristobal De La Habana El Principe
    Appearance
    Wrapper Colour: Colorada
    Rolling: Good

    Cut employed: guillotine, shallow cut

    Tasting/Flavour
    Aroma (Unlit): Lead graphite; Yeast
    Cold Draw Aroma (After lighting): Topnote – Sweet spice; Secondary notes – Almond
    Cold Draw Flavour: Bitter cocoa
    At 1/3: Bittersweet spice, pine
    At 2/3: Nutmeg, cardboard
    At 3/3: Gooseberries, old wood

    Burn
    Consistent throughout.

    Ash
    Firm and light gray, slight flaking.

    Overall
    Strength: Medium bodied

    Notes
    Warms up nicely after the first 1 cm. Not a great deal of complexity, but that’s to be expected in a cigar this size. A little acrid initially, but it settles down to a more muted flavour, with shifting spices and woody notes. Towards the end, a hint of sour gooseberries mellows into something more akin to the inside of an old cupboard full of forgotten files and dust motes swirling around gently with the smoke.

    Consistent draw and mild flavours from start to end. It lasted 45 minutes while putting it down occasionally, but more realistically you should expect a 30 minute smoke, perhaps a little longer. A good late morning or afternoon cigar. Pair it with coffee to bring out the best in its flavours. An evening pairing with a decent vintage from Burgandy brought out more of the spice notes without being overpowering or overpowered.

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