You could not help but notice the smell of this cigar was unique. A kind of savory smell. Most cigars have at least a hint of tobacco or ceder but this is very different.
I am always drawn to dark oily wrappers and this San Andres Maduro wrapper really stands out. On top of this the gold band sets the tone for a prestige cigar, as something special.
This cigar reminded me of one of my favorites, the Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Robusto a cigar that really stood out to me as something different.
The flavours started with a Sweet almond, kind of like a pastry taste. From the second third there was a hint of white pepper which continued throughout. The flavour transformed from savory to a sweet long finish. All along being incredibly smooth with a respectable draw.
To this day I have never smoked the same cigar twice, this one would be the exception.