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When the Camacho Connecticut made its debut in May of 2009 it was not only the first Camacho cigar to employ a Connecticut wrapper, but also the company’s first attempt at a mellow-to medium bodied blend. Featuring a mix of Honduran and Dominican tobaccos beneath an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, the Camacho Connecticut was a real change of pace for a company well- known for producing some of the most complex and full-bodied smokes in the biz. Despite my unabashed love for the Camacho brand I had never gotten around to sampling the Connecticut, so for today’s review I pulled out a stick of the Figurado (6 ½ x 54.)
The cigar was solidly filled from head to foot with a generous triple cap securely in place. Its Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper was light in color and smooth with a good amount of visible thin veins throughout. This particular stick was well humidified and had a bit of a spongy feel to it, and pre-light draws gave off a woody taste of slightly sweet oak.
After a near-effortless light the Camacho Connecticut opened to notes of cedar, oak, and white pepper through one of the most wide-open draws I’ve ever experienced. Soon after, I began to pick up secondary notes of bread, and some zesty baking spice on the finish. This thing was smoking super-easy, almost too easy, and about an inch in a new note of cream kicked in heavily, sending the fuller and spicier flavors to chill out in the background for a bit.
Going into the 2nd third the cigar was pumping out loads of milky smoke with balanced flavor. At this point the smoke was extremely smooth with a flavorful finish on each easygoing puff. The jet-black burn line was razor straight, and a thick ash had held on for about 2 inches at a time before plunging into the Stinky Ashtray below. Subtle notes of earth and smoky cedar had crept into the profile by now, and just as I was approaching the last third a light syrupy sweetness emerged on the finish.
The flavors stayed fairly consistent in the final third as the body of the smoke ramped up slightly. Both burn and draw remained exemplary, and the stogie’s silky profile continued on with nuances of nutmeg and coffee until the burn finally hit the band.
While it was definitely the least complex Camacho stogie I’ve sampled, the Camacho Connecticut Figurado was a very nice mellow smoke with cool and relaxed flavors from start to finish. Performance-wise this stick was spot-on, and right now I can’t thick of another cigar I’ve smoked that was quite this easy to smoke. Personally I would have liked just a little more kick from it, but for those who love mellow and creamy smokes this cigar should be required smoking. A slow burn and effortless draw along with supreme balance earn the Camacho Connecticut Figurado an A grade. Also, right now we’re giving away a bonus four pack of the Toro size with every box sold, so if you’re looking to check these out now would be a pretty great time.
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