Monday, October 04, 2010

Quai d´Orsay Panetelas 1997

The Quai d'Orsay Panetela has a matt and rough-looking claro wrapper. It has nearly no pressing and is rolled very tight.

The olfactory impressions show notably tobacco (for sure), leather and also nutty smells.

The first draws scatters the doubts due to the tight rolling... the draw is perfect.

Immediately soicy tastes are present, but also hints of leather and forest soil.

The spiciness developed very plainly through the first third, during the second third it's upcoming black pepper attended by some gentle tannins... These flavors are always guided by leather and tobacco which come up subliminally from time to time....

The cigar can be smoked to the last 2 cm without getting bitter or biting.

The burning is absolutely perferct over a smoking time of app. 70 minutes. The ash is lightgrey and stable, the cigar leaves a pleasent and lasting taste in the mouth.

As often I prefer something to drink to my cigar (beside water), in this case it was a Porto Cruz LBV 1998 which sweetness was in a balanced and complex interaction with the smoke of the cigar.

Chapeau! Good combination which should be enjoyed again...

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