It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I review the Glandon Family Matthew, a product of the Salamanca Cigar Group. This 6×54 Toro features a very dark Sun Grown Nicaraguan Habano wrapper with a double Nicaraguan binder and fillers from Nicaragua. It retails for $9.25.
The wrapper produces an earthy aroma with hay out of the foot. On the cold draw, I pick up faint raisin. Once lit, I get nuttiness with grassy earth and cocoa. The retro gives me damp earth. The finish consists of light black pepper and cedar.
Thirty minutes in, the first third closes out. On the draw, I pick up salty cedar and grassy earth with cocoa. Through the nose, additional salty cedar blends with rich earth. The finish offers black pepper and nutty oak. Both strength and body settle in at a steady medium.
After an hour and ten minutes, the second third wraps up. Cocoa takes charge on the draw on top of black pepper and earth. The retro-hale gives me sweet and spicy cinnamon with more earth. Cedar explodes on the finish complimented by black pepper. Strength and body jump up to medium-to-full.
The final third hits an hour and forty-five minutes before it gets too hot to continue. More cocoa comes through on the draw with an underlying leather and black pepper. Cedar and cinnamon come through the nose with some earth. On the draw, I find smoky almond with black pepper and cedar. Strength and body finish at medium-to-full.
The Glandon Family Matthew is another fine smoke put out by the Salamanca Cigar Group. It’s a complex blend with deep, enjoyable flavors. Construction is great, and it burns a good while. Alan Fonseca hit another home run with this stick. I highly recommend it.