Monday, August 27, 2012

Perdomo Lot 23 Maduro Robusto (5x50)

I recently picked up a few of these in a sampler pack after seeing so many pictures of them posted on people's timeline on twitter. The Lot 23 name refers to a tobacco field in close proximity to the Perdomo factory. All the tobacco used to make the Lot 23 is grown on this field, which I thought was very cool. The band is attractive despite it's subdued color scheme. The brown and blue on a matte khaki band work very nicely. The dark brown Nicaraguan broadleaf maduro wrapper houses a Nicaraguan filler and binder. There are a few decent sized veins and smooth seams. Upon a closer inspection of the wrapper I noticed it had some tooth to it and was velvety smooth. The body offered a barnyard scent and the foot had a sweet spicy aroma. I used the new punch on this one as well, which took a nice clean circle out of the expertly applied double cap. Perdomo draw tests their cigars to ensure a good draw so pre light draw was perfect. The cold draw had an earthy sweetness to it. I used the new z-plus torch to toast the foot and light it, which was a very easy task. The first third opened with notes of coffee with a touch of leather. There was a bit of spice and sweetness on the retrohale. The finish had a delicious pea-nutty sweetness to it. The second third brought notes of dark chocolate and spices with an occasional smokey oak. The ash was a dark gray and held to about 2 inches before falling into my lap ( I should be used to that by now). In the final third the coffee and leather notes were still present as the dark chocolate tones gave way to more of a sweet cedar. The sweetness and spice still maintained a nice balance. The body stayed at medium throughout the burn which was near perfect, requiring no touch ups. I believe has these for around 5.00 a stick if you buy them as a single and around 4.00 if you buy by the box  ( but this size is on back-order at the time of my review) That link is HERE. This is nothing short of what I have come to expect from Perdomo, excellent construction combined with a great flavor profile and flawless burn. You can find more information about Perdomo Cigars at and on twitter as Nick and Janine are some of the nicest cigar people you will ever encounter and take pride in their cigars. They are more than happy to interact with fans of their brand on twitter, and do so on a daily basis. This is a great cigar and would be a pleasure to burn regardless of the time of day. I look forward to trying these in the natural wrapper as well as stocking the humidor with a few more of the maduro.


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