Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Don Pepin Blue Label Generosos

Yet another Don Pepin Garcia cigar up for review this week! This time its his blue label 6 inch x 50 ring gauge Toro called the Generosos. I havent smoked nearly as many of the blue label as i have of the Black. This cigar looks very nicely constructed, and is topped off with Pepin's cuban style triple cap. This is another Nicaraguan Puro, with a Corojo wrapper, Criollo binder and filler. This cigar is rolled either in Pepin's factory in Miami, or at his factory in Nicaragua.

The aroma of this cigar unlit is very powerful and spicey with a little cocoa. It sort of tingles the nose. The draw is a little on the loose side, with lots of cocoa powder taste to it. I hope the loose draw doesnt affect the burn.

Right away i can tell im smoking another Pepin cigar, just from the flavor profile. There is definitely Pepin's trademark spice right up front, with some leather, cocoa and some vanilla bean in the background that is very pleasant. This is not a cigar for beginners in my opinion. It is medium to full bodied with a very spicey and full flavor that might be a turn off for someone new to cigars.

As i get a little further into this cigar, the spice really backs down, with a nice cedary characteristic becoming the dominant flavor. This flavor profile remained consistent throughout the rest of this cigar. Overall this was an enjoyable cigar, but i think i like the Black Label more.

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