|Saints & Sinners 2012|
The cigar is adorned with a simple Saints & Sinners band, and since it is a Churchill in vitola I am calling it Saints & Sinners 2012 Churchill. If that is wrong, I am sorry, but it seems like a respectful title giving the circumstances. When I first smoked the cigar I assumed it was a Maduro wrapper, and I assumed it to be Connecticut Broadleaf as well. After further research on the forum I discovered that the smokes information was released. The cigar measures 7" with a 47 ring gauge, and as I assumed was a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Underneath that was a 2008 La Estrella Habano Criollo binder, and the filler was also 2008 La Estrella Habano Criollo tobacco. It is designated as being the Tatuaje La Vérité base. The wrapper is nearly pitch black in coloring, and while it shows some veins here and there it is very oily and slightly toothy. There is a great aroma of Christmas spices, damp rich earth, dark cocoa powder and some definite tobacco notes as well.
|Dark Ct. Broadleaf|
The first person that came to mind when I finished this cigar was a knowledgeable cigar smoker by the name of Stace Berkland. I know he is a fan of Connecticut Broadleaf cigars, and I think this one would be right up his alley. The cigar was just constructed beautifully from beginning to end, and at no point did it lack any amount of flavors. Pete Johnson really does wonders with Connecticut Broadleaf wrappers, and it is a shame this cigar is not available. I understand the limitations with cigar releases, but I know that this cigar would be a huge hit if released; and probably outweigh production capability. I only was able to smoke one, that is all that comes in the Saints & Sinners release set, but the one I smoked was incredible. I give this cigar a solid 93, and if I could ever get my hands on more I most definitely would. So far this club has been well worth every penny, and I would recommend it to many cigar smokers out there.
|Saints & Sinners 2012 Churchill|