The Piramide Extra is a brand new vitola which is considered to be part of the "Linea Clasica" but it bears a brand new band. The ones that I´d here (I´d two of those) were produced before the regular line was produced (they also have an old band) and they contained Medio Tiempo which´ll be not in the regular line... what a pity.
The wrapper is light brown, definitely reminding of the Classic line. The aromas are mild,a decent smell of tobacco, cedar wood and some hints of white pepper.
It starts with a spicy mix of cedar, white pepper and nutmeg. It´s all in all very intensive but on the other hand it´s very creamy... an amazing combination. I´m definitely missing those grassy flavor that many Cohibas have... in this case it´s no loss because I don´t like it too much. So, in this case it´s a positive miss... haha
In the second third it slow down a little bit even though the aromas are going more on the strong side... dark roasted espresso, dark chocolate and some hints of honey... a decent sweetness in the background... Pepper´s gone completely... the woody notes come up from time to time...
Earth and wood, tar, leather and also some charcoal: that´s the last third. Some kinda untypical if you consider that I smoke a Cohiba, but really good! I´m sure that the MT had a big influence on the complexity of the cigar and I´m curious how a regular one will smoke... this one was really great, but we´ve to see... because I said before: they won´t be like this one.
The burn was perfect over the smoking time of 2 hours, the draw was a bit too light for my liking...
Due to the fact that I´d two of those sticks, I smoked one when drinking only water and paired the other one with some drinks.
Good pairings with the cigar were as follows:
- Anchor Steam Beer with the first half of the cigar
- Laphroaig 13 yo., Chateau Lafite Cask finish with the second half of the cigar