Smoke Notes Cigar Reviews: Heritage by Dunhill
W: Ecuadorian Habano (Ligero)
B: Jalapa, Nicaragua
F: Jamastran, Honduras / Esteli, Nicaragua / Ometepe, Nicaragua
Factory: STG, Danli, Honduras
If you know anything about Dunhill then you’ve probably noticed they’re not one to crank out a new release year after year. In fact, eons can go by as they patiently wait for the right tobacco, divine inspiration, or for the stars to align before they pull the trigger on a new blend. This release marks a cornerstone for the brand, the Heritage being touted as Dunhill’s first full-bodied offering.
- A quick whiff of this oily, dark wrapper put out a scent harboring earth and maple syrup. The cold draw offered dry tobacco, lacquer, and earth.
- This smoke started out with a storm of flavor. Earth, pepper, vegetal, and nutmeg all duke it out for rights to king the profile.
- Giving this cigar small, baby puffs evoked a flavor reminiscent of almond flavored Italian soda.
- The initial blast of pepper receded after the first inch yet remained a wallflower all throughout the smoke.
- Despite a flubbed light due to high winds, this perfect burn needed no assistance.
- The finish started out as a dark roast coffee, but then abruptly transitioned into a silky cream and earth.
- Later in the smoke, a smooth spearmint popped up in the finish with a mild sweetness coating the overall profile.
Flavor Report: Vegetal, Pepper, Nutmeg, Earth, Dark Roast Coffee, Cream, Almond Italian Soda, Spearmint
A medium to full-bodied smoke with ample strength, the Dunhill Heritage is indeed a worthy tribute to this manufacturer’s long and revered Cuban ancestry. Pick up a box and be the guy at your next herf who found this year’s sleeper.
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