Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder & Filler: Nicaraguan
Size: Robusto 5 x 50
Thanks to Pipes and Cigars. com
Crowned Heads is the name of the company started by Jon Huber of CAO. He took with him Mike Conder, Michael Trebing and Nancy Heathman. A lot of hype came out of the ol’ PR machine. But the hype was followed by this cigar being introduced. A cigar that E.P. Carrillo blended.
I sniff the cigar and get an aroma of leather, wood, hay and earth. At the foot, I get a bit some floral notes.
Construction is very good. Some veins…nice and firm.
This is a Nicaraguan cigar and therefore, similarities amongst other Nics remain the same. A nice flavor of cocoa and coffee with a dollop of spice. But I think the wrapper changes the line up a bit.
About half an inch in I get an unexpected flavor: blueberry and vanilla. This is the first time I’ve tasted blueberry in a cigar. It’s quite nice.
As I continue, a bit of oak and leather jump in and complete the balance.
The last third gets slightly sweeter and the cocoa really shines with the blueberry and creaminess that has begun to show.
Obviously, Carrillo ventured into a different arena with this stick compared to his other blends. I don’t feel like I’m smoking a Carrillo with this stick.
The strength remains medium throughout the cigar.
The last third is very complex. And I don’t want it to stop. The sweetness and blueberry remind me of waffles.
I highly recommend this cigar. It’s a fine start for Crowned Heads. Kudos.