CASA CUEVAS PATRIMONIO | CIGAR REVIEW
MARCH 13, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
CASA CUEVAS PATRIMONIO ROBUSTO GORDO (5 x 54)
WRAPPER: HONDURAN COROJO
BINDER: ECUADORIAN HABANO
FILLER: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, NICARAGUA, PERU
Drawing beautifully with smoke to spare, the Patrimonio hits the ground running with earth, spice, sweetness, and a touch of leather. Earth, sweetness, and oak push through the retrohale, and spice and sweet oak linger on the finish.
Ash holds on well to a respectable burn line. Spice drops out, encouraging everything to mellow out and make room for a smooth ride. Tea, touched by a bit of sweetness, takes on a leading role, allowing a hint of fruit to wait in the wings. Butter glides in from time to time. Who eats toast without butter? Sorry. Random thought. Just me out here in the shed. I talk to myself a lot.
Leather invites itself onto a rather tamed down finish. The retrohale demotes oak to undefined wood as earth holds on consistently.
The room note turns on some background music by way of wood, sweetness, and a touch of chocolate. I could hang out here for a while, I suppose.
The ash requires a bit of pressure to break it free. Solid. Good deal.
Each draw, sweetness begins to define itself as a smooth maple syrup, which allows ample space for earth, wood, and spice to play around. Spice lies more in the overall taste, as opposed to just lazily resting on my palate. Fruit hangs in the background, still not quite ready to be on stage. Stage fright. You’re supposed to imagine everyone in the audience is naked, right? Seems like it would make it even more awkward and uncomfortable, forcing one to ask himself, “Am I at the right place?”
Building creaminess on the finish is joined by leather, watered down maple syrup, and subtle sweet ’n salty grains. More sweet than salty.
The burn line makes empty threats about stealing some of my lighter fluid only to correct itself within a few more puffs.
Darkness cloaks maple syrup, and leather moves in slowly but steadily. Fruit continues to avoid the limelight but supplies touches of support, more so on the retrohale. Cedar takes a few swipes at the palate.
Leather and coffee find sweetness as a companion on the finish.
The burn lags enough to convince me to share some lighter fluid. Just a bit.
Stage lights slowly fade. Good show. Who was that guy peeking out at the crowd?
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 43 mins.
RATING: 3 / 4 - Stage fright needs a better cure.
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