Cigar Oasis - The Leader in Cigar Humidification Since 1997

Cigar Oasis - The Leader in Cigar Humidification Since 1997

Cigar Oasis - The Leader in Cigar Humidification Since 1997

Cigar Review | Alec Bradley Prensado

It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I take a look at the famed Alec Bradley Prensado in the Robusto size. This 5×50 box-pressed cigar looks like a million bucks with its classy label and gorgeous, dark Corojo wrapper out of the Trojes region in Honduras. Inside is a Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua. The Churchill size of this blend was named Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado in 2011.

Alec Bradley Prensado

The wrapper gives off a barnyard and tobacco aroma with a floral smell coming out of the foot. The cold draw gives me a spicy and musty floral note. Once lit up, the cigar opens with rich chocolate and leather on top of some floral flavors. There is a slight spice and dark chocolate on the finish.

After thirty five minutes, this slower burner closes out the first third. On the draw, there is a rich leather note with some spicy chocolate and a floral earth. The retro-hale produces a delicious cocoa and black pepper mix. The finish is long with a salty tree bark flavor alongside floral coffee and sweet cocoa. Strength and body are both at the full mark.

Alec Bradley Prensado

One hour in, the second third comes to a close. The draw gives me spicy leather with some floral oak flavor and a hint of espresso. Through the nose, there is a blast of red pepper and leather. On the finish, I pick up grassy cocoa contrasting a smoky wood and leather combo. There is no change to strength or body.

Alec Bradley Prensado

The final third gets me to an hour and a half. On the draw, my palate is now blasted with cinnamon on top of more floral earth and dark coffee. The retro-hale gives me a caramel and leather mix backed up by some black pepper. The finish is both sweet and spicy with a tasty chocolate and vanilla note alongside bold leather. Strength and body finish out at the full mark.

Alec Bradley Prensado

Overall, this cigar blew me away. I had smoked a few of these previously and not been very impressed, but with a year of age, this blend opens up to a wonderful, complex smoke. The Robusto lasted much longer than expected, and I loved every puff. As long as you intend to age them, the Prensado is definitely a box-worthy stick. I can’t wait to see how this blend develops after even further aging. Consider me a believer!

Smoke on!
-Noah (CutLightSmoke)

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