El Primer Mundo Rosado Oscuro Perfecto Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, April 23, 2011
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El Primer Mundo Rosado Oscuro Perfecto Cigar Review

This 6×54 stick features a perfecto shape – like a torpedo at both ends. It’s definitely hand made, with slightly uneven construction in the roll although the pack feels firm and even. It has a good heft in the hand, minimal veins, invisible seams and a dark brown wrapper with a very soft tobacco aroma, a very nice humidor smell. First light reveals unfortunately a completely plugged cigar. It felt like there was a solid plug near the head, and it took a couple minutes of working it with my fingertips to loosen it up and be able to draw anything though. The first third produces thick almost chewy smoke with oily, rich smooth creamy tobacco flavors. A sweetness and pepper come on the end of the draw and carry through on the short finish, leaving just a pepper zing. 15 minutes in the flavors shift to a creamy sweet nuttiness, keeping the peppery finish. The second third holds the same flavors, hitting the 1/2 way point at the 40 minute mark. Near the end of the 2nd third the cigar completely went out all of a sudden, with a 1/2″ hard and burned section that had to be burned and tapped off to relight. The last third takes on a deeper earthiness replacing the nut flavors. Ending at 1:10, the last third showed no further changes, although the wrapper near the band point had begun to unravel. Obviously this stick had some construction issues throughout.

  • HappyTaro

    That’s funny. I agree w/ your thoughts on these unsual shapes. My favorite tobacconist gave me a La Libertad Short Perfecto for free to try out. It was the same shape as the one you reviewed. Though it was a totally different cigar than the one you reviewed, I had very similar tight draw experiences. It was a serious workout trying to get some smoke off it.

    I tried to work it out, but gave up after 10 minutes of it. It was such a terrible experience. Glad I got it for free.

  • NYCgarman

    Bryan, just proves the point that all cigars are a hand made product and that it doesn’t have to be Cuban to be plugged. And I have to agree that perfecto sizes are merely a gimmick and serve no real purpose.

  • Non_Smoking_Cretic

    That review took us on a bit of a Journey.. Good Job.

  • Tim S

    Hi Bryan:
    Great review as usual, couple of quick questions:

    Do you normally smoke a few sticks of the same size/shape/blend before posting a review? You mentioned you liked this one in a different shape much better.

    Ever thought of a forum? I think it would be nice to have a place to get some back & forth going with your viewers.

    T

    • Sometimes I have multiple sticks other times just singles. Usually if they are manufacturer donated I do smoke multiples. No I won’t run a forum there are already too many of them out there, if I do something I want to do it right. There are already a number of tiny insignificant forums that just don’t have much value compared to the big ones such as Cigar Asylum or BOTL. Even some big names ones get crap for traffic in comparison such as Cigar Aficionado or Cigar Family.

  • DangerBoy

    I have had luck with running a small drill bit into a stick with a really tight draw that wasnt working out, I agree with the issues with shaped cigars being problematic.
    Great review

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