It’s Stog o’Clock, and this time, I give the MBombay KeSara in the Salomon size a try. This 6×58 double perfecto features an Ecuadorian wrapper, Ecuadorian binder, and fillers from Peru and the Dominican Republic. It has a rather large but classy label and appears to be expertly rolled.
The wrapper gives off a sweet hay aroma, while I smell more of a fruity hay out of the foot. On the cold draw, I pick up a light cedar flavor. Once lit, I get buttery toast with black pepper and cedar. Through the nose, the cedar comes through. The finish gives me black pepper with leather and cedar.
Thirty-five minutes in, the first third comes to a close. On the draw, I pick up hay with toast and black pepper. Through the nose, sweet cream and cedar come together. The finish offers black pepper and a very creamy earth. Strength and body settle in at the mild-to-medium mark.
The second third gets me to one hour. I find more toast and black pepper on the draw. On the retro-hale, earth makes an appearance alongside more cedar. The finish gives me a distinct butter note on top of black pepper and smoky cedar. Strength and body jump slightly to the medium mark.
The final third closes out at one hour and twenty-five minutes. On the draw, I pick up grass and black pepper. Through the nose, I continue to get cedar with the addition of sweet toast. The finish offers a blend of nutmeg, black pepper, and smoky cedar. Strength and body finish out at the medium mark.
The MBombay KeSara offers some nice flavors and never gets out of hand on strength or body. It’s not super complex, but it burns well and would be a nice option for someone looking for a cigar that’s simple yet enjoyable. I recommend giving it a shot, especially if you prefer more mild cigars.
Thank you to Mel from MBombay for sending this in for review. I really appreciate it!