Prensado by Alec Bradley - A Pressed Cigar that won't press your wallet - Buy Discount Cigars
Size: 6 x 54 ( Gran ) Wrapper: Corojo Dos Mil Seis (Corojo 2006) Binder: Nicaraguan Jalapa Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan Price: $95.99 a box of 22 at www.BuyDiscountCigars.com
Behind The Stick: Very rarely do we have a cigar that appears to have been spoken about by just about everyonewithin the industry. Amongst all the good words, Cigar Aficionado rated the Alec BradleyPrensado as their #1 cigar as well as countless awards they have acquired since its wellrecieved release. Some have said it is from the 6 months spent working on the blend, other saythat the tobacco used is 'timeless and classic yet consistently available". The Corojo Dos MilSeis wrapper was grown in late 2006 and was fermented and aged through mid 2008 before makingits way to this cigar. The Alec Bradley Prensado adds one of their most full bodies cigars andthe very first 'traditionally pressed' line of cigars for the company.
Construction: The wrapper is reddish-brown and slightly oily. A few small veins can be seen runningthroughout the wrapper. The Prensado was firm with a slight bit of give when squeezed at thefoot - which appears to be very consistent with these cigars. The triple cap is well done andlooks perfect. Prensado features an over-sized band that looks great and really makes it standout against the dark wrapper.
Flavor: The cigar has a sweet tobacco and cedar aroma before lighting. The first 1/3 of the cigar isvery smooth with a hint of cocoa and some spice mixed in with a rich tobacco undertone. The ash is white and grey striped and held on for dear life. Once the cigar had a chance to warm up a bit, some serious pepper notes were easily apparent, mixing with a sweet cedar, coffee and earthy hints. This cigar, while dynamic, ended its life with a darker but exciting rendition of solid cedar and cocoa - never turning bitter.
Overall: Whenever a cigar has such high accolades, once has to take a step back and consider - are they pushing this cigar because it really is that good or is it a cigar that simply 'needs to be moved'. Well - in case of the Alec Bradley Prensado, the entire reason for the excellent remarks are that these cigars really are just that good. A fairly complex cigar with a price point around 7 dollars each - you honestly cannot go wrong.
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