TRINIDAD ESPIRITU SERIES NO. 2 | CIGAR REVIEW
AUGUST 28, 2022 - PHIL KURUT, COMEDY - CIGARS - MUSIC
TRINIDAD ESPIRITU SERIES NO. 2 TORO (6 x 54)
WRAPPER: BRAZILIAN ARAPIRACA
FILLER: NICARAGUA, BRAZIL
Espiritu 2, kinda sounds like a sequel to a musical, hits with lots of spice, earth, a dash of chocolate, and wood, which rounds out the end. Did I mention lots of spice?
Chocolate and fruit start out together on the retrohale and separate as the smoke clears the nostrils.
Spice is a touch overwhelming on the finish, but there’s still a nice share of wood, chocolate, and some very understated coffee. That spice hits and drops all of its weight on the palate.
Wood, floral sweetness, chocolate and spice drift off the foot.
Smoke output couldn’t be much better.
Espiritu 2 kicks down the spice, but keeps the rest as we chug along.
Ash flakes a bit of dandruff but hangs on well.
Chocolate takes over, joined by some lightly dirt-covered fruit. Berries and prune. A coffee/leather combination jumps in at the end of the exhale. More coffee than leather.
A fruity earth bounces through the nose.
Coffee provides the foundation for the finish, and a bit of fruit and dark chocolate rest on top. Floaters.
Floaters usually end a drink for me, but I’m willing to accept it in this situation.
I don’t remember much of my experience with the first Espiritu offering, but from what I do remember I would say No. 2 would get my vote.
Earth, a touch of dark chocolate, and wood bring it to a close.
Through the nostrils blow some salty earth and wood.
The finish picks up a bit of harshness but keeps coffee and a some burnt dark chocolate along for the ride.
Throughout, Espiritu No. 2 did require frequent draws; otherwise, it threatened to go out, which did end up requiring one relight. A bit needy.
SMOKE TIME: 1 hr. 40 mins.
RATING: 3 / 4 - Only a musical by name. Thank goodness.