LIGA PRIVADA T52 | CIGAR REVIEW
AUGUST 7, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
LIGA PRIVADA T52 TORO (6 x 52)
WRAPPER: CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY STALK CUT & CURED SUN GROWN HABANO
BINDER: PLATATION GROWN BRAZILIAN MATA FINA
FILLER: NICARAGUA, HONDURAS
My first impression of T52 is that it’s very smooth. The draw and smoke output are a dynamic duo of excellence. Not an ambiguous duo.
We start off a bit quiet, but a few more puffs bring out oak and creamy milk chocolate. Subtle but good. The finish is slightly creamy, a little chocolatey, and sprinkled with coffee and spice.
The retrohale brings some dark earth and darker, earthier oak than what the draw presented.
Mentioning anything about the burn this early in the review tends to burn me later. No pun intended, but it's there all the same. I’ll hold off until later.
Aromas of oak, spice, earth, and chocolate float around the shed.
Ash hangs on well to a burn line I refuse to assess at this time.
Creaminess builds and leaves behind a slightly oily coating. Milk chocolate, sweet tobacco, earth, hints of cola sweetness, and even bits of sweet cherry flow with purpose, all nice and smooth.
Coffee and cherry slowly develop and quickly dissipate through the nose.
Smooth, creamy coffee and dark chocolate melt on the palate.
If I said I wasn’t enjoying this cigar, I would be lying, but I get the feeling there’s more this cigar isn’t saying. Maybe it’s just not saying it as loudly as it seems to want to. Holding back a little like the stock hopeless romantic in those terrible romantic comedies. Tell me how you’re really feeling, T52.
Earth, sweet cherry, chocolate, and cola sweetness continue to subtly move through the draws. All a bit restrained.
T52 reminds me of a line from the Talking Heads “Wild, Wild Life”. “Speak up. I can’t hear you.” Great song. Great band.
The retrohale leads heavily with earth. Coffee and cherry hide out, but I catch glimpses of them.
Coffee, leather, and dark chocolate complement each other well on the finish. Nothing overwhelms the palate. Nice.
Oily creaminess continues to work steadily.
Dark chocolate leads into some coffee, earth, and cherry. Speaking a little louder now. There we go.
Bread, the slightest touch of black pepper spice, dark chocolate, and cherry slide through the nose with superb smoothness.
Dark chocolate, coffee, and leather prove to be solid visitors on the finish.
Well, looks like I can comment on the burn now. For the most part, T52 burned straight and steady. Any issues that came up were resolved with some patience and the trusty smoke roll ™.
For all the pssita bros and sistas, T52 did plenty of that.
I need to get my hands on another one.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 58 mins.
RATING: 3.25 / 4 - It's tickling my fancy. (See "Wild, Wild Life" lyrics.)