From Dr. Mitch Fadem
Perdomo Reserve Champagne Cigar2008 © Dr. Mitch Fadem Licensed to About.com, Inc.
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Yesterday I bought a Baccarat cigar. It is only the fifth cigar that I have bought, I have done quite a bit of research on cigars and I know what I am talking about. I knew it would be a good smoke the moment I laid eyes on it. I bought it for just three dollars and fifty cents. OVERALL LOOK OF THE CIGAR It was light brown in color and smelled of earth, cedar, pepper, and a hint of vanilla. I did notice some places where the wrapper was a little flakey, but it was still secure. The size of the cigar was 5x54 robusto style. It is the first robusto cigar that I have smoked. PRE LIGHT DRAW The pre light draw was realy good, just a little bit of resistence. Couldn't have been better. When I lit the cigar it seemed like it was a little too moist because it didn't want to light. I used about four or five mathches to lite it when it usually takes around two or three. FIRST HALF OF THE CIGAR The first half was very peacful. Once I got it lit I leaned back and watched the thick curls of smoke drift upward. It produced an unusually large quantity of smoke wich I was quite happy with. The taste was of sweet gum, the Baccarat cigars have sweet gum put on the cap of the cigar when they are made, vanilla, chocolate, and toasted bread. It was a very satisfying first half. SECOND HALF The second half was where it got kind of sketchy. The cigar just didn't want to burn. I had to keep relighting the cigar which got kind of bothersome. There also was quite a bit of canoing going on. The taste on the other hand was interesting all the way down to the last inch. The second half of the cigar became more of a toasty peppery kind of flavor wich I realy enjoyed. I felt like I was having toast and eggs for breakfest even though it was seven thirty at night. OVERALL EXPERIENCE My overall experience and rating of the cigar is good. It would have been better if there hadn't been so many structural failures, so I gave it four out of five stars. If the smoke and flavor hadn't been so good it probably would have gotten a two or three, but if the construction had been better it probably would have been a five on my scale.