Cayenne and black pepper from the get-go. I thought there was something wrong with it or with the lighter, but it all ended up alright. It was an enjoyable smoke. It burned evenly even though it was a windy evening in Byblos. Excellent draw.
Overall, the Pasión Encanto is a well-constructed and flavorsome cigar that is big enough to keep you company for a long time. I’d smoke it again.
A great cigar from a great cigar brand. This is a stick that will keep you company for a good two or more hours. The El Septimo Sacred Arts Van Gogh is a celebration cigar and nothing short of a masterpiece.
But like all masterpieces, it came with some imperfections.
The draw was alright. But if it were a tiny bit looser, it would have been perfect. I like to blow out thick, creamy smoke, and a firm draw doesn’t allow me to do that.
The Van Gogh burned slowly and beautifully, although sometimes unevenly. But it was nothing that a little fire couldn’t fix. I had to adjust the line only a couple of times: once before reaching the end of the first third, and a second time before the beginning of the last third.
Other than that, the overall experience was excellent.
A big cigar for a big night. My wife and I had friends visiting Lebanon, so we met at one of our favorite lounges. I wanted to smoke something that would last me close to a couple of hours, and that’s how I picked El Jefe.
I paired it with a glass of Havana Club Cuban Barrel Proof, and then I switched to a nice Gin and tonic.
El Jefe burned evenly and produced a lot of smoke. Strength-wise, it was somewhere between medium and full. I loved its aroma, and I could taste a harmony of notes, including medium-roast coffee, cedar, leather, earth, caramel, and walnut.
Will I ever light one of these up again? I guess I will.