I am slowly becoming convinced that Perdomo Cigars is one of the best out there in quality. I am in the process of finishing my sample pack, and so far, each stick has been constructed exceptionally. By far, the Perdomo Lot 23 has been the easiest cigar to draw from in my lifetime of smoking cigars, which is about five years. I barely have to suck in and I’m getting a mouthful of a draw.
From what I’ve read about the Lot 23, all of the tobacco used to fill the cigar comes from the same lot, hence the name Lot 23. Grown exclusively in Esteli, Nicaragua, on Lot 23, the tobacco is fermented for one year, and then bale-aged for a minimum of three years. The cigar is mild-medium in strength with notes of espresso and some spice. I also got a bit of a creamy aftertaste in my mouth and some cedar notes towards the end of my smoke.
The burn on this stick is a nice thin line and the ash goes white almost immediately (but hangs around to give you a somewhat long ash to filter your draw). Did I mention the draw on this baby? I did. Well, let me remind you – it’s super smooth and easy. I hate nothing more than sucking on a cigar that draws like a broken straw.
The Connecticut seed wrapper on this bad boy is smooth to the touch and caramel-ish in color. It’s constructed very nicely and did not fall apart on me. I’d also like to point out that the band is larger than some but it has an antique look to it that’s cool.
There is nothing more relaxing than smoking a well-crafted, tasty stick that you don’t have to worry about burning out on you, or falling apart on you. Consume. Review. Repeat. gives the Perdomo Lot 23 a 9 out of 10 easy draws.