Brand: Ezra Zion
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder: Cuban Seed Nicaraguan
Filler: Grade AA Nicaraguan Tobaccos Aged 5 to 7 Years
Size: Belicoso Gran Toro 5.0 x 58
The Ezra Zion Eminence is the first non-Nicaraguan puro which Ezra Zion has produced. It has a sweet smelling oily wrapper, with a clean finish in the wrapper lines. This wrapper has such a deep rich maduro, it is very inviting. The band on this cigar is very grandiose. Black and silver with angels holding up the EZ logo. A dual band cigar with Eminence on the bottom band, which underneath has twitter and site info which is genius. The cold draw is loose and has mild tobacco with a hint of spice taste to it.
First puffs– Boom! A rush of deep pepper and wood. It lasts a moment and then smooths out to introduce a more earthy flavor. The initial draw is superb, allowing smoke production to flow nicely.
First third– This cigar is smoking like a chimney in December back on the east coast. Such a smooth effortless draw. The pepper has fallen back and instead a rich chocolate and molasses forms to even out the flavors. I also pick up a bit of an almond butter creaminess that really adds some baseline flavor. The ash is a bit off, not burning evenly.
Second third– Smoke production has fallen off a bit but the draw is still loose. The rich chocolate just oozes out of this section of the cigar. There is a softer white pepper taste to this part as well that sits nicely after each puff.
Final third– Pepper has come back a bit and is weaving in and out of the chocolate that remains constant. The sweetness of the molasses also seeps through again which is refreshing. I had to relight it a couple of times which is surprising since it started out so strong.
Overall a fantastic cigar that will shock your taste buds with the flavor that is produced. The mixture of black and white pepper with chocolate and molasses is perfect. I expect that Ezra Zion will continue to produce rich satisfying cigars if this is to be an indicator of whats to come.
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