Brand: Emilio Cigars
Wrapper: Ecuadoran Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan & Dominican
Filler: Nicaraguan & Dominican
Strength: Medium – Full
Size: Toro 6.0 x 50
There are 4 blends in the series, as well as a Los Regalos Vintage 2006, comprised entirely of tobaccos from the 2006 harvest. The Los Regalos Quetzal was designed with a Mayan theme in mind. The wrapper is very enticing standard maduro with classic construction, lightly visible lines. A sweet smell pours out and smells like autumn after a rain storm. The band is simple and straight forward but has a cool Central America vibe to it. The cold draw is sweet with just the faintest of spices.
First puffs– A oak and pepper combo comes through pretty steady. I also taste some nutmeg in the back of my palette along with a hint of cocoa. The draw was very tight and I had some issues with smoke production. Contraction is a different story, burn started out great.
First third– This cigar doesn’t hold back on the flavors it’s presenting. The rich pepper and oak flavors just meld together in perfect harmony. There is nice creaminess to each puff as well. The burn is impeccable, this ash is so tight that if it weren’t grey, I would think the cigar wasn’t lit yet. Flawless almost.
The draw has loosened a bit and is smoking well.
Second third– I don’t get much change in flavor, maybe just a pinch more cocoa sweetness but not much. Again the oak and pepper mix remains constant. The draw has loosened quit a bit more and is smoking almost perfectly. This along with the amazing burn, just makes this cigar so enjoyable so far.
Final third– Again no change in flavor profile. But that isn’t to be seen as a bad thing. This cigar is creamy and smooth with solid flavor choices. Draw remains great along with smoke production and burn.
Overall a flavorful cigar that manages to stay steady in flavor throughout but not become boring to smoke. The real standout here is the masterful construction and quality that the Quezal provides. At first glance you would assume this is a simple cigar, but whats under the wrapper is a flavor bomb. I highly suggest trying these cigars out and explore what I found to be a really tasty cigar.
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