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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Dunhill Aged (formerly Dunhill Dominican) Condados
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Adam (BewareDaPenguin)
85
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique.  Up for review this time is the Dunhill Aged Condado.  Here is some background from the marketing side: The Dunhill Aged range has enjoyed a loyal following of discerning aficionados for more than a decade. Flawlessly handmade in the Dominican Republic, the blend consists of a special selection of Dominican Piloto Cubano and Olor tobaccos grown in the fertile Cibao Valley. The cigar is dressed in a Connecticut shade wrapper and receives extended aging in special cedar-lined rooms. The result is a creamy, refined smoke with an enduring, woody finish on the palate.

This cigar has been generously sponsored by our member Matt (mpurtle01).  Thanks very much for your generosity Matt!


Length:
6
Ring Gauge:
48
Country Manufactured:
Dominican Republic
Filler:
Brazil
Dominican Republic
Binder:
Dominican Republic
Wrapper:
Connecticut Shade
United States
Color:
Claro
Strength:
Mild
Shape:
Toro

This cigar was enjoyed with Water

Pre-Light: 17 Points of 10 Possible

Pre-Light the cigar just looked like it had a nice roll. Very nice light brown Connecticut shade wrapper with minimal veining, not lumpy, and a nice fairly tight roll. Band was blue with gold embossing, very readable and classy looking. Pre-light draw gave off an earthy taste. Cut super clean and there wasn't any problem with the cap or wrapper.

Light & Burn: 13 Points of 15 Possible

Cigar lit right up without problems. The burn was never dead on and it walked a bit all the way down, but it never caused a problem and it just wasn't as tight as it could have been, but again it never caused an issue. Smoke volume was very good, as was the draw. Always produced very sufficient smoke, and never got tight. Ash held on for a good 2" and was dark grey and an almost salt and pepper type color.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

The Dunhill was very nicely constructed; the wrapper was very nice looking and almost flawless, the cap was professionally applied and, the cigar performed great throughout the entire smoke. Never had to touch it up or re-light it. My only complainant was that the burn line never stayed straight, but that's being picky.

Flavor: 28 Points of 45 Possible

The 1st few puffs were very creamy, with cedar and earth being the dominate flavors. The 1st 3rd added a touch of hay and a little bit of a sweetness on the aftertaste. The smoke was very smooth, and was easily in the mild category. The 2nd third had a bit more of the hay and earthiness taste to it, similar to the pre-light draw flavors, and still stayed creamy and very smooth. There was also a bit of black licorice and almond tastes. The ash still held on nicely even after the 1st tap off. The last 3rd was more of the same and didn't change much from the 2nd 3rd. The cigar stayed fairly mild throughout.

Summary

Thanks again to Matt and Cigar Geeks for giving me the chance to review this cigar. Overall this was a good cigar. I have been partial to more medium and full bodied smokes but this was a nice change of pace. This would be a nice cigar to start out your day with a cup of coffee (if you drink coffee) or would also be an excellent smoke on the golf course IMO. The smoke output was nice and never needed touch ups, but it was also a fairly straight-forward mild smoke that wasn't very complex and stayed consistent after the 1st 3rd. Still it was a good smoke that I would recommend to give a shot.



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