Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary cigars are made by Tabacelera Perdomo in celebration of the next generation of the company's original La Tradicion Perdomo Reserve line. The cigars are made in Nicaragua with Nicaraguan tobaccos. The Robusto size cigars that I smoked for this review measured 5 inches in length with a ring gauge of 54, one having a Maduro wrapper and the other a Criollo (discussed separately).
The Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Maduro cigar is medium-to-full bodied, and has a naturally sweet and earthly tobacco flavor. The rich cocoa-like taste lasted throughout the duration of the smoke, and was very satisfying and enjoyable. This cigar would be enjoyed the most by more experienced cigar smokers who prefer rich and full tobacco flavors. The 10th Anniversary Criollo was closer to being medium bodied (but still within the medium-to-full range), and had a more subtle sweet and somewhat spicy flavor.
Draw and Construction
The Perdromo 10th Anniversary Maduro cigar was well made, and burned evenly and slowly with no need for any touch-ups or relights. The cigar held a very long ash all the way down to the band. The large band had to be removed in order to continue smoking the cigar down to less than two inches remaining, which took about 50 minutes. The draw was adequate, but just a tad tighter than what I would consider to be perfect. This resulted in a volume of smoke that was less than ideal, but still within the acceptable range. However, the Criollo cigar had a better draw, but an uneven burn that required a few touch-up lights.
A box of 25 Perdomo 10th Anniversary Maduro Robusto cigars will cost about $125, for an average of $5 per stick. They are also available in 5-packs for around the same average price of $5 per cigar. This is a good value for a world class cigar that is comparable to more expensive brands. Definitely worth giving them a try, in either the Maduro or Criollo wrapper. I enjoy cigars made with Criollo wrappers, but I prefer this particular blend in the Maduro.