Cigar Review: La Escepcion Edicion Limitada 2009
Size: Gran Gener, 6×54
Wrapper: Habano Talango
Filler: Nicaraguan Ometepe
From General Cigars, the information on the La Escepcion is available here. The medium brown wrapper on the Escepcion has a rugged appearance and texture to it but seems to be well constructed. The aroma along the wrapper is heavy with more subtle, almost barnyard notes, at the foot. The cigar is well paced with good weight.
The draw is good at the beginning but did tighten up about one half inch in to the smoke. The burn is sharp and the ash holds well. The cigar does not produce a ton of smoke but it is adequate, it just requires a little bit of work.
The flavor of this smoke is nice with notes of earth, wood, and oats. Spice is present but does not really dominate or even come to the front enough for me to give a particular description. This smoke does not really transition. It falls into a flavor profile that has a nice tobacco base described above that is mellow for the most part with just hints of spice on the finish.
This is a decent smoke, the draw was a little tight for me, but the larger ring gauge would contribute to that and I am not a fan of larger smokes. Overall this is a decent smoke that would be perfect for the guy that likes a large ring gauge and long smoking time.