Friday, December 10, 2010

Festival 2000 Marevas


Lately I had the chance to put my hand on one of those highly coveted boxes. App. 1'500 unnumbered boxes have been made to commemorate the second Festival del Habano in the year 2000.

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The cigars itself are Marevas, which is Petit Corona sized. Rumors say that those're re-banded Siglo II's but after I smoked one  a while ago I'd to state that it was much better than a 8 or 9 year old Siglo II.

My friend Rob, who'd been here in Switzerland last year, smoked one of those while he walked through the nice village of Rapperswil when he made his "Lake Zurich cruise".

Festival 2000 Mareva in Rapperswil, photo by Rob

This pick up inspired me to fire up another one and to take some notes.

Tasting notes, Festival 2000 Mareva

Here are my impression which I had during this really fantastic smoke.

The cigar has a decent smell of dry grass, some honey sweetness and intensive notes of aged tobacco. The dark colorado colored wrapper is a little shiny... a joy to behold.

Fire, cutting, here we go....

The first third start with intensive aromas of cedar wood, a mix of spices and peppery flavors. After a while there's an upcoming earthiness...

During the second third only the earthy flavor remains, but it very creamy... hard to describe... definetly not unpleasant. It's joined by aromas of caramell fudge and honey...

The earthy taste faded away when the last third was reached... black, fresh-milled pepper is coming up, some oak wood, cinnamon and nutmeg...

This cigar is amazing, very complex.. hard for me to find good words to describe it. By the help of a special tool I nubbed it down to the very end... I put it down to the ashtray after a smoking time of 90 minutes. Not too bad for a Petit Corona sized cigar....

 


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