Brand: Bodega Premium Blends
Wrapper: Mexican San Andreas Maduro
Strength: Medium – Full
Size: Corona Gorda 5.5 x 46
Bodega Premium Blends (BPB) has entered the cigar industry as the newest addition to House of Emilio’s stellar cigar lineup. Providing a “Boutique” cigar experience. According to BPB site, this cigar is best suited after a meal as Digestivo usually refers to: “a cocktail or other alcoholic beverage that is specifically served after a meal. The purpose of a digestive is to aid in the digestion following a meal.” I have already had the pleasure of smoking the Aperitivo so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Digestivo. The rich chocolate brown wrapper just oozes with sweet tobacco scents. The double band on this cigar is top notch just like the Aperitivo’s, A silver tree with a red background, surrounded by a vignette with leaves. A second band adorns this cigar with the name Digestivo. Cold draw has a soft wood flavor with a hint of spice.
First puffs– There is a nice wood and earth mix along with a small hint of pepper. The flavor is rich and thick. This is probably one of the most complex first puffs I’ve had, a lot is going on.
First third– Pepper notes have picked up in strength, but not by much. I still get wood and earth with hints of hay. There is also a molasses type sweetness, dark and rich in flavor. The draw is very nice, producing ample amounts of smoke. Burn lines are practically flawless.
Second third– By the time you get the halfway point, your mouth is coated with pure flavor. The mix of wood, earth, pepper, and molasses just blend perfectly. Smoking very smoothly with a great draw and the burn is still amazing.
Final third– Now there is a creamy touch to the cigar, really emphasizing the flavors. Consistent and pleasing, still producing a nice amount of smoke and drawing smooth.
Overall a really enjoyable cigar that really has a nice full range of flavor. I can see why its intention is for an after dinner smoke, its flavors will overtake your palate and please the senses. Bodega and House of Emilio have a real winner with the Aperitivo and Digestivo lines, as I thoroughly enjoyed both. I would suggest buying and adding to your humidors rotation.
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