It’s Stog o’Clock once more, and this time, I try out the MBombay Habano in the Gordo size. This stout 6×60 cigar features a beautiful Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with an Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan and Peruvian fillers. It appears to be expertly rolled.
The cold draw offers a light, airy leather and raisin flavor. The wrapper produces a rich earthy chocolate and barnyard aroma, while I smell raisin and hay out of the foot. Once lit, the draw gives me rich, salty leather with mild black pepper spice. Through the nose, I find cedar with more leather and creamy hay. The finish gives me coffee and black pepper with earth.
Fifty-five minutes in, the first third comes to a close. On the draw, I pick up leather, grassy hay, and a hint of cinnamon. Through the nose, I find delicious, creamy chocolate and more leather. The finish consists of coffee and earth with a bit of black pepper. Both strength and body settle in at the medium mark.
The second third gets me to an hour and thirty-five minutes. There is more leather on the draw with cocoa and walnut – a delicious combination. The retro-hale treats me to a rich blend of brown sugar and toast. The finish is dominated by a bomb of vegetal earth complimented by black pepper. There is no change to strength or body.
The final third closes out at two hours and twenty-five minutes. On the draw, flavors transition to a mix of creamy coffee, cedar, and black pepper. Through the nose, a very buttery toast note is paired with white pepper. The finish continues to be dominated by vegetal earth with the addition of leather. Strength and body finish out at the medium mark.
The MBombay Habano is an excellent cigar with a delicious buffet of flavors. It offers a good burn even in the hefty Gordo size, and the smoke is rich and chewy. At $12.50 per stick, this isn’t the cheapest cigar out there, but the experience it gives proves to be money well spent. MBombay continues to impress me, and the Habano is one more win for this boutique company. I highly recommend it!