Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro
From the first time I cracked the box all I could smell was chocolate and nuts. A bit of sweet grass and cedar also are present. The band is beautifully crafted and by far the best looking Perdomo I have ever smoked. The wrapper was a beautiful leaf perfectly wrapped around the wonderfully bunched blend of tobacco.
Apparently there is a bit of a story behind this cigar…
Edicion de Silvio cigars are the pride of Perdomo, hailed as the ‘crown jewel’ of all the Perdomo cigar brands and created by Nick Perdomo Jr. as a living tribute to honor his late grandfather and mentor, Silvio Perdomo. The blend is comprised of Nicaraguan Cuban-seed viso, ligero, and seco aged tobaccos fermented in oak barrels from the very best growing years. The cigars are then handcrafted by only five of Perdomo’s most elite torcedors.
The box I am sampling is a Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper, one of 3 wrappers this cigar is available in. After cutting the beautiful triple cap, you could taste the sweet tobacco a hint of bitter cocoa and a bit of cedar. All I could taste after lighting up was dark chocolate, and a bit of oak.
As I got deeper into the first half, I could taste a large array of flavours, from plum, cherry, nutmeg, cinnamon. The prominent flavours of cocoa, oak and cedar carry through to the second half. This cigar is full of flavours and that is not a surprise as the family keeps this blend a secret. For good reason I must add.
As I reach into the second third, the ash has held tight and the burn as sharp as most other premium cigars that I smoke. Not much out of the ordinary when it comes to those aspects. The second half got a lot more intense with regards to the body of this smoke. As I reached to the last 2 1/2” the flavours got spicy, the oak and cedar still present but the cocoa and chocolate flavours really disappeared until the nub. The spice could bet be described as white pepper, very intense and strong. A nice little boost to a medium bodied cigar.
As I reach the last inch, the cigar is very intense and I begin to get cocoa flavours and the plum returns for the finale. I was really impressed with these cigars and will definitely be promoting them to my aficionado friends. Now while these are really the pinnacle of what Perdomo produces, don’t pass these up just because other more well known cigars are the same price. This is one of the more complex cigars i’ve enjoyed and by far the best Perdomo. Cheers to all of you and until next time, Happy smoking.