Alec Bradley Fine & Rare 2023 BCN-143
Binder: Honduras, Nicaragua
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua
This year’s Alec Bradley Fine and Rare is titled BCN-143 and just like previous years 10 different tobacco leaves were used in this blend.
This year the leaves were ligero and viso from different parts of Honduras and Nicaragua which came together to produce this year’s fine and rare. As I lit this cigar up I got hints of cedar and redwood right off the first few puffs then the notes transitioned to savory and hints of molasses with a little bit of sunflower seed taste in there.
I gotta admit that with several different criollo leaves from different regions of Honduras and Nicaragua this cigar is giving off an interesting taste profile on my palette.
As I progressed in smoking this cigar I started to taste some hints of BBQ brisket which was because the notes that I started to get had a smoked profile to them, after a few minutes of that distinct profile the cigar mellowed out a little bit and I started to taste some black pepper notes which remained for quite a while when I was smoking.
There were some burn issues a few times that would eventually fix themselves but it kept happening over and over again. The taste still remained great! As the cigar ended I got some nice sweet graham cracker notes mixed with some nutty flavors.
This was probably one of the more complex cigars that I have smoked in a while, I am not saying it was the most complex but it had some nice flavor notes and was an enjoyable cigar. These are only available for a limited time so come in and get them while you can!
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