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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Camacho Liberty 2014
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: akira
88
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Vendor sponsored Geek Critique.  Up for review this time is the Camacho Liberty 2014.  This release is the 2014 limited edition rare blend of a limited supply from 3 distinct countries and 4 different tobaccos.  Made in a small batch of only 2000 boxes it is certianly a rare pleasure to have the lineup in our Geek Critique.  This critique has been generously sponsored by Cigarsatyourprice.  Thanks goes out to Kevin (wescat) for coordinating this critique!

Length:
6
Ring Gauge:
54
Country Manufactured:
Honduras
Filler:
Dominican Republic
Nicaragua
Binder:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Ecuador
Color:
Colorado
Strength:
Medium-Full
Shape:
Perfecto

This cigar was enjoyed with none

Pre-Light: 19 Points of 10 Possible

This year's Liberty was beautiful.  From the new label design to the coffin, I'm definitely a sucker for this line.  Upon opening the coffin and pulling out the tissue wrapped cigar, I was really looking forward to firing this one up.  The wrapper did seem a bit dry, but had a very smooth wrapper.  Cutting the cigar was done with my Xikar V-cutter and the cap held together perfectly.  The cigar actually had a bit of a chewy texture to it as I tend to hold the cigar with my teeth.  The overall aroma was a nice mellow cedar with a hint of vanilla in the background.

Light & Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

The light and burn on the cigar was solid.  I deducted a point for the slightly lopsided burn, but I don't think it was enough to really even affect my enjoyment of the cigar.  The ash was solid and held on for more than an inch and a half at a time and no relights or corrections were necessary.

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

The construction of the cigar was excellent.  As I mentioned earlier, the cigar wrapper was very smooth and the cigar felt solid as I examined it prior to lighting.  Once lit it did get a soft spot, which seemed to cause the lopsided burn.  The cap was neatly applied and held together through the cut and entire smoke like a champ.  I deducted a couple points for the draw of the cigar as it was a bit loose for my liking.

Flavor: 28 Points of 45 Possible

The flavor of the cigar was very mellow to start, which I thought was quite odd given my experience with Camachos.  As I continued on to the second third, I began to pick up a little honey sweetness and spiciness from fresh ground black pepper on the back of my throat.  The toasted wood aroma and flavor were there, but were not prominent.  As I moved into the final third, the toasted cedar and spicy flavors really got intense and I could feel the nicotine really starting to hit me.  I had to really slow down on my draws as I neared the end of the cigar.

Summary

Overall, this was a great cigar, but seemed a bit young to be enjoyed right now.  I have a couple more that I look forward to trying in a year or two.  Hopefully the flavors will marry and mature before I try my next one.



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