It’s Stog o’Clock! This go-around, I smoke and review the Matilde Renacer in the Lancero size. This 7×40 stick features an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper concealing Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers and a Dominican binder. The wrapper produces a rich fruit and chocolate aroma, while the foot gives off a splendid mix of dark chocolate, soil, and grass.
The pre-light draw gives me a slight espresso and earth. Once lit, this long and skinny cigar hits me with a huge bomb of black pepper spice. I find a hint of chocolate on the draw, and the finish continues to be a bomb of spice. I pick up wood through the nose with a bold, dark earth and some coffee.
After twenty-five minutes, I finish the first third. The draw gives me a blast of black pepper spice with some strong earth and a dark wood. Through the nose, I pick up notes of leather, black cherry, and more black pepper. The finish is long with a delicious bold coffee complimented by some cocoa and a very distinct peanut note. The body of the smoke is very full, and the strength lands in the medium-to-full range.
One hour in, I finish the second third. On the draw, I’m presented with wet leather, strong cocoa, and more black pepper spice. The retro-hale treats me to a spicy espresso with a refined pencil lead and notes of buttery popcorn. Strength and body make a jump to the full mark.
I finish the final third at an hour and a half. The draw gives me spicy leather with hints of dark chocolate and a rich cedar. Through the nose, there is more espresso with the introduction of a raisin note and black pepper. The finish continues to be long with bitter coffee, very herbal tea, and a fantastic fruity wood note. There is no change to strength or body.
Overall, this cigar blew me away. This was my first Matilde cigar, and it certainly won’t be my last. I highly recommend this blend and can’t wait until the next time I can light one up. For a retail price of $9, it’s not super cheap, but it doesn’t break the bank and contends to beat out a lot of more expensive cigars. Make sure to check this one out.
Keep on puffin’!
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