|Recluse Draconian Sidewinders|
The Draconian Sidewinders will be the follow up to the first release, Recluse, and will be available in three unique sizes that have never been created. I don't know the specifics for this size, but it is unimportant. Like all of the cigars made by Iconic Leaf, the cigar is made in the Dominican at Tabacalera Leyendas Cubanas, and this is a factory that really focuses on proper fermentation for their tobacco. The wrapper on the cigar is from Ecuador, and is classified as being Ecuadorian Maduro.Under that is a binder that is undisclosed in seed variety and location, but is proprietary tobacco. The filler is a blend of four different types of tobacco, and has some known and unknown tobacco in it. There is Piloto Cubano, Dominican, Brazilian Hybrid, and some tobacco called Iconic Leaf. This tobacco is grown exclusively for Tabacalera Leyendas Cubanas.
I am in the second third of the cigar now and it is increasing in complexity. There is a nice coffee and meaty flavor profile now added to the fruit bread flavor profile and it is very rich and filling. There is that terrific wood and spice flavor with the cigar as well and I am getting a nice coconut shaving finish that is not overly sweet but showing that great coconut flavor. The burn line is still solid with the cigar, and still affected slightly by the oily wrapper. I had to relight the cigar once in this third, but it was no real issue. I still had that lovely charcoal colored ash with the cigar, and it held on firmly. I would say the strength level of the cigar is still at that medium full level and it is solid smoke. I am very interested to see how the cigar will be when released in the actual format.
I really enjoyed this cigar and I am looking forward to this smoke when it is released. I do not know the exact date of its release but I await eagerly. As I said before the cigar is not going to be released in this format, but the flavor profile will be similar and that is what counts. The construction was top notch with the cigar and the strength level was just terrific. I can't say whether this was better than the Recluse because they are both very different, but I would say that I would gravitate towards this cigar more often than not. Overall this is a great follow up to the Recluse and I believe that it will do very well. I am giving this cigar a 92 and I think it is going to be better with age/rest after rolling and terrific in a box pressed offering. Pay attention to this cigar when it is released.
|Love how the oils pop!|