EL REY DEL MUNDO SHADE GROWN | CIGAR REVIEW
SEPTEMBER 24, 2023 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
EL REY DEL MUNDO SHADE GROWN ROBUSTO (5 1/2 x 50)
WRAPPER: HONDURAN CONNECTICUT SHADE
Shade Grown delivers spice, soil, and cream from the first puff. Smooth draw and a nice helping on the smoke output. Spice builds on the finish, making its way through some cream and lightly sugared toast. A simple breakfast.
Cream, salt, and vanilla push through the nose on the retrohale. I dig it.
Some occasional smoke rolls™ keep the burn in check, which doesn’t really wander too much.
A touch of mustard seed sneaks in now and then. Creamy almond and cashew butter tend to join forces rather than separating as we move along. I never like having to stir nut butters when the oil separates, but they’re supposed to be better for you or something. Not a doctor.
Cinnamon candy steps in near the end. Always enjoy that.
The ash tends to hold on well throughout, but a chunk drops off into the ashtray before I can roll it. That picture will be a little messy. No biggie.
The burn gets a little funkier at the end, but we're closing it out, so whatever.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 38 mins.
RATING: 3.25 / 4 - Not a doctor.