Cigar Review: La Boheme Musico

Cigar Review: La Boheme Musico

Boutique Blends Cigars
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Size: 6 1/4” x 60
Strength: medium to medium-full
Price: $10.50

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Overall Rating: 9.1

Rafael Nodal and Hank Bischoff’s Boutique Blends Cigars has built a solid name for itself both with online and print media, as well as smokers t shops across the country. With the release of the La Bohéme they’ve got another cigar that that is sure to be a favorite of the media and the average cigar smoker. Produced at Jochi Blanco’s Tabacalera La Palma, the La Bohéme is a quality medium to medium-full bodied cigar with a good deal of flavor. Much like the Puccini opera that the cigar is named for, the La Bohéme is a classic.

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Pre-Light: A milk chocolatey brown Dominican wrapper covers the La Bohéme. The mostly yellow and gold full color band really stands out against the wrapper of the cigar. No real prominent veins or seams stand out on the slightly oily wrapper.

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There is a sweet graham cracker and cinnamon flavor that can be picked up off the unlit foot of the La Bohéme. An excellent pre-light draw lets through flavors of vanilla and graham cracker.

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Burn: The draw on the La Bohéme is easy, while burn is pretty even throughout. A beautiful white ash falls off this cigar quite easily, so it is important to watch your shirt while smoking the cigar.

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Flavor: The La Bohéme begins with a mix of natural tobacco and red pepper flavors. There is a hint of sugary sweetness that occurs before vanishing into red and green pepper notes. On the retrohale, a very mild nut and black pepper occurs. Some vanilla begins to pop up in the second third of the La Bohéme Musico. A bit of turkish coffee flavor begins to mix with cedar, nuts, natural tobacco and leather. In the final third of the cigar natural tobacco, pepper and cedar are the primary flavors, while mild nuts and earth remain in the background.

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Overall: After my experience with the Aging Room Bin No 1, I was a little worried about the cigar that the La Bohéme was going to be similar. Instead I got the quality and flavor that I expected from Boutique Blends Cigars. In fact, the La Bohéme is, in my opinion, the best cigar they’ve released. The La Bohéme is a very good medium bodied full flavored cigar. It is a good stepping stone cigar for those who want to try something in the medium to medium-full bodied category.  Personally. I liked the cigar a great deal. The La Bohéme Musico will be making a fairly regular appearance in my humidor. If you’re a fan of the Aging Room brand and cigars from Boutique Blends then the La Bohéme is a cigar that you will certainly like, but it is also a great introduction to the brand.

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Pairing: The La Bohéme is a cigar that pairs well with a wide variety of beverages. The scotch drinker will find the Glenfarclas 25, Balvenie 12 DoubleWood, Dalmore 12 or Glenmorangie Lasanta all pair nicely. A Camus Congac, especially the Ile De Ré, will pair well. A red wine such as a glass of Lancaster, Opus One, Coppola Claret or Buckhorn Paraduxx will also complimentt this cigar very nicely.

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Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210)