That’s how George Rodrigo, head Amigo at Rodrigo cigars greets his customers. And I’ve gotta say, I’m glad to be an amigo here.
The prelight draw coated my mouth with chocolate raisin flavored air. I suspected this new blend was going to be interesting. So far, only a few cigars have I had, gave raisin notes – more likely were dark fruits.
The initial draw is good. Cigar is a little harder than I expected but presentation has no major veins or flaws. Sweet but pronounced wood flavors start the palate off along with almost milk chocolate?
The construction is solid with a mostly even burn. The line had to be corrected once but after that, it burned well. The first third showed strong white pepper but that dissipated as the cigar burned down to the second third.
The final third, that’s where that red chili pepper taste emerged, a smokiness that was not boring.