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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine Atlatl
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kent (05Venturer)
90
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique.  This one has been generously sponsored by our member Cfickter (Chuck).  The cigar provided for this round is the Roma Craft CroMagnon Aquitaine Atlatl.

The Hype:
The Aquitaine contains the same long-filler, full-bodied blend found in the US Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapped CroMagnon, including its unique Cameroon binder, but the Aquitaine diverges from the original CroMagnon with its beautiful Ecuadorian Habano Ligero wrapper selected from the best tobacco the guys at RoMa Craft Tobac could find.

This eighth and ninth priming ligero leaf is thick, oily and has the most amazing texture. The filler tobaccos are made up from three separate growing regions in Nicaragua: Esteli, Condega and a small farm north of Esteli on the Honduran border. The use of these diverse tobaccos delivers the precise deep and rich tobacco flavors that RoMa Craft wanted to present in this exquisite blend.


Length:
7
Ring Gauge:
38
Country Manufactured:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Cameroon
Wrapper:
Ecuador
Color:
Colorado Maduro
Strength:
Full
Shape:
Long Panatela

This cigar was enjoyed with Ice Water

Pre-Light: 18 Points of 20 Possible

Slight oily sheen  with a few veins. PreLight aroma of tobacco and earth with some barnyard. Cap was applied well and took a straight cut well. One small soft spot about 2/3 of the way down the cigar.

Light & Burn: 12 Points of 15 Possible

Took flame well but burn did start out a little wavy but straightened out quickly and stayed straight thru the rest of the smoke. Ash is a combination of light and dark and a bit flaky but holds on well until tapped off. Cigar did extinguish itself about the 1/2 way point but a quick relight and purge and it was fine again.

Construction: 28 Points of 30 Possible

Draw was spot, this was especially surprising the small ring gauge, perfect amount of resistance. Wrapper was a bit rough looking but I assume that is due to these cigars are completely hand rolled without any use of molds from my understanding, the burn was great.The one small soft spot mentioned earlier posed no problems at all.

Flavor: 32 Points of 35 Possible

1/2: Pretty solid blast of spicy pepper hits the back of the throat right from the start and is intensified on the retrohale. A mix of very nice bold tobacco and and leathery notes are also present.
2/2: Second half still has a dominant pepper note with the tobacco and leather with the addition of some earthy flavors. Right at the end I get a slight burn on my tongue and the draw is really opening up.

Summary

Another good Roma Craft cigar in my opinion. I don't smoke a lot of lanceros and did find this one to be very enjoyable. Big thanks to Chuck for sponsoring and letting me review this cigar. Anyone looking for a spicy bold cigar will most definitely enjoy this in my opinion



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