|Mi Amor Reserva|
The Mi Amor Reserva was featured at the 2012 IPCPR, and will be a regular production smoke. Like all caigrs in the La Aroma de Cuba brand, it is made in Esteli, Nicaragua at the My Father Cigars Factory. The line will be a four vitola line, and will be box pressed. The cigar is draped with a gorgeous dark chocolate color wrapper, and it is like the Mi Amor wrapper in the sense that it is from Mexico. This wrapper is Cuban seed, and is Mexican Cuban-seed Oscuro. Underneath that wrapper is a collaboration of Nicaraguan tobacco in the fillers and binders. The cigar has a great triple cap to it, and is very firm in hand. There are some veins present in the cigar, and it is fairly dry, not oily to touch. I would classify this cigar as a Maduro-Oscuro wrapper, and it has a wonderful aroma of sweet spices, cocoa, earthy flavors, tobacco and some minty notes. For this review I am smoking the robusto vitola, robusto extra is more appropriate, and it measures 5.5" with a 54 ring gauge with the name Maximo.
|Mexican Cuban-seed Oscuro|
When I get into the final third the spice level has really increased again, and it has been a nice rise from the first third. Those maple syrup notes are still present and enjoyable, and the mint flavors have decreased some. The cocoa and rich earth notes have remained fairly constant from beginning to end, and they have been really the balancing flavor profile throughout. In the final third of the cigar the performance was identical to what it had been throughout. I was getting a perfect burn line with the cigar, and that charcoal ash was holding on to the cigar firmly. It had been flaky throughout, but the ash was still holding on well. I was getting a great draw in the final third, and it was remaining cool all the way to the nub. Construction was top notch with this cigar, and that is always a great perk with a smoke. The strength level of the cigar remained at that level slightly above medium in the final third, and on the finish it was cool and flavorful.
|Still smoking well in the Final Third|
|just dug this photo|