i truly enjoyed my afternoon dog walk/smoke. The draw at first was a lil snug, but opened up. Initial burn looked worse then noreiga's face, but went on autopilot and fixed itself perfectly. ash help to very end, nice dark grey color. Taste was medium-full with mild spice, almost dare i say leathery and pleasent. I can only fathom that the rest of the box will only improve with time, and the price(150euro) was killer in comparison to more expensive cigars i have bought. It was like a notch under a monte#2 to me, not so much in your face, but consistent smooth delivery.