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“Rich looking” El Galan Reserva Especial Cigar Review.

Brand History

The El Galan and Doña Nieves brands were developed for two reasons: to honor the traditions of his family and to offer a product that appeals to the most sophisticated smoker.  Three generations of the ancestors upheld the honor of working the blessed lands of Cuba’s Central Region.  Today their legacy lives in the rich and fertile soil of Estelí, Nicaragua, where the blends pay homage to the family’s long and storied history in tobacco.

Appearance:

There is an evenly colored, rich looking brown wrapper with an oily sheen.  The cigar has a flowery, sweetish aroma with a hint of pepper.  There was also some woody aroma on the pre-light smell.

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 Journey Profile:

1st quarter: Once lit, you are immediately introduced to spices and some creaminess.  Some of the cocoa from the earlier wrapper is definitely present along with a cedar texture.  An incredibly smooth draw with only the slightest resistance delivered some full flavored clouds of smoke right away.  2nd quarter: Huge aroma filled the room with plenty of rich tobacco notes, spices and some earthy cocoa tones.  A mouthwatering creamy texture with some nuttiness soon developed.  3rd quarter: A slow and easy burn produced a large amount of dense smoke.  Spices continued to intensify through the nose and to the palate as did its creamy texture.  Cedar notes were present with a light caramel texture and coffee undertones.  4th quarter: The flavor and the aroma continued to develop, delivering very rich and full flavors.  Some of the creaminess and sweetness diminished but were replaced by big spice and earthy characters.

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Final Thoughts:

The Alex Bradley Nica Puro Rosado offers noticeable full characters with spices and flavors that develop as the cigar is smoked.  Some sweet tones developed in the aroma with an intensifying pepper through the nose.  It is a very well made medium to full cigar that is effortless to enjoy and delivers great flavor.

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Myron Gooch Sr.

Reviewed at: The Man Cave.

Time Smoked: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Cost: $8.00

Wrapper: Nicaragua.

Binder: Nicaragua.

Filler: Nicaragua.

Size: 6” x 52.

Rating: 90

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