Palio HO! :tuHUGELY excited about the release of this cigar. Whenever it comes out I will be one of the first in line to purchase a couple boxes :tu
There's no doubt these are top quality stogies and what else would you expect from the Palio folks?myself said:mystery nic puro, belicoso
Wrapper is nice colorado or colorado maduro, slightest tooth, slight gloss, slight fuzz. reminiscent of a Tatuaje brown in appearance. Cut torpedo open to about half inch. Dry draw tastes fantastic, like a Padron x000 series, quality Nicaraguan tobacco.
First 3rd decent maybe a bit wet ROTT, burn issue, bubbly mascara. Good organic flavor, tobacco. Set it down a third in to eat a grilled chicken burrito, tastey. Picked back up in the second third, still lit, burn issue gone, razor edge burn, flavor is very nice, med body. Ash is grey in wrapper/binder with white filler. Typing the cigar rests, good flavor if you slow up. Toasty and aromatic, vapory tobacco flavors.
After acclimating about a week I confirm the "wet" assessment of the first as this one has stiffened up a bit, dense, no mush to it. No burn issue in the beginning like the first but still had a bubbley mascara in the first third that thinned out the rest of the way to a nice edge. Flavor on this one went straight to a decent run-of-the-mill kind of flavor I tend to taste at herfs when I've had too many cigars in one day… Flavor never changed throughout.
Good cigar. The first was better, don't know if this was due to inconsistency, palette or RH. I hope these are a little known dirt cheap treasure but wouldn't be surprised to see them going for $3-$10 range depending on who's putting their band on it.
A review for me is 80% flavor and 20% construction. Construction not visually speaking (tho a pretty cigar has to add something I suppose) but ease of getting to the flavors. If I have to fuss with a cigar, burn issues, draw issues, coming unraveled etc it detracts.
Construction : Very good
The blend is indeed nic puro... target pricing, according to the conference call the blind reviewers participated in, is the $6 - $10 range.
Again, according to the conference call... These will be available only to Palio authorized sellers. If they have a Palio account, B&Ms can order them. I'd expect them to be largely available to B&Ms with an internet website (check the palio website for vendors)...I'm always up for something new, are these gonna hit B&M's or is it an order only?