Smoked 19 February 2011. Box code ASE MAY 09; in humidor since 1 march 2010.
It was rather early in the morning (09:00) to be smoking anything too strong so I went for this. It may have been lower on the nicotine but that didn’t mean it was a lightweight with regards to taste!
Very rich leather with cedar coming in about halfway through. I’m surprised I actually noticed the cedar, as even sniffing the Spanish cedar inserts in tubos before I’ve never really got much of an aroma. It was strongly noticeable this time, and definitely Spanish cedar. Probably a bit strongly flavoured to my taste for the morning but I suspect that will calm down after a few years giving more complexity. If not, they’ll just be a cigar for later on!