It’s Stog o’Clock, and it’s 1502 time! Up for review today is the 1502 Emerald in the Toro size. This is a 6×50 box-pressed stick with very sharp corners. As with all 1502 cigars, this stick has the “cigar lock” on the foot” – a small amount of the wrapper leaf folded over the foot while still exposing some of the filler at the end of the cigar. The cigar features a Nicaraguan Corojo Habano wrapper with filler and binder tobaccos from Nicaragua and Mexico.
Pre-light, there is a raisin flavor on the cold draw. The wrapper gives off a sweet tobacco aroma, and the foot produces a fruity caramel smell. Once torched, the cigar gives me flavors of cinnamon and wood with black pepper spice on the finish.
The first third gets me to twenty-five minutes. On the draw, there is a musty wood with cinnamon and wet leather. Through the nose, there is creamy, buttery spice with smooth cedar. The long finish offers hay with sweet honey and a salty peanut note. Strength and body are consistent at the medium mark.
The second third finishes just under one hour. The draw gives me earthy spice with a smoked almond and cedar. The retro-hale produces more honey flavor with creamy leather and herbal grass. A bomb of honey hits me on the finish and is reminiscent of the Cohiba Siglo II. There is also cinnamon and leather on the finish. Body and strength have not changed.
The final third hits one hour and twenty minutes. On the draw, there is a big mix of wood and leather with a smooth, creamy nuttiness. The retro-hale gives me a black pepper and bold leather note. The finish is still long with spicy honey, wet earth, and cinnamon. The body of the smoke jumped to the full mark on the last third with strength still at a steady medium.
Overall, this cigar performed great. It’s got wonderful flavor that works for any time of day. There is a lot of complexity without breaking the bank, and the construction is spot-on. This below-the-radar blend really hit the spot for me. I highly recommend it.
Enjoy each puff,
You can find participating retailers to purchase 1502Cigars by using their “Locate a Tobacconist” feature on the site. For cigars like these in Europe, you can check out Cigar World Germany. Next time you’re in the EU, stop by their lounge.