Berger & Argenti Entubar V32 Khilla Corona Cigar Review
This 4 7/8×50 cigar features a very darm brown maduro wrapper with minimal veins (at least that can be seen under the stickers that cover more than 50% of the length), a very firm even pack, smooth oily texture, tight seams, triple cap, an oily musty aroma and a unique foot with part of the filler extending 1/4″ from the foot for appearance. First light reveals very full body peppery, oily, wood and tobacco flavors with a big spice blast on the deep long finish. It was a bit confusing to light, only after toasting the wole end did it bring out flavors. The first third mellows quite a bit drooping all the pepper and spice leaving a medium bodied oily wood flavor on the draw with a deep and parched long finish. Draw is slightly snug but producing excellent smoke with a very good burn and straight tight ash. 35 minutes in almost to the 1/2 way point I removed the remainder of the bands which came off nicely since they were stickers – no globs of glue – I love the new style of bands! Flavors on the draw have added a bit of chocolate and touch of coffee to the mix, and the pepper is slowly returning on the finish with a slight zing. 50 minutes in just starting the last third the ash drops off in a solid chunk, smoke is very plentiful and medium-full bodied adding a sweet cheery cordial flavor on the draw, mixing with the deeper smooth tobacco and chocolate flavors very well. The finish is still long and deep, burn is perfect, never needing any attention. By this point a little strength has crept in giving a bit of a buzz. Ending at 1:10 the last bit showed no further changes. Thank you very much to Berger & Argenti for sending this along for review!