Cult Ometepe Grande Robusto Cigar Review
This 5.5×54 stick features a dark tan dry soft wrapper with an even firm pack, minimal veins, tight seams, double cap and rich hay aroma. First light reveals a fairly loose draw with plentiful full bodied smoke production showing flavors of the unique ometepe taste, a slightly sweet tobacco and savoriness, with a pretty short clean finish adding a tiny zing. The first third picks up the flavors adding a nice creamy zest to the draw while the finish grows longer keeping a pepper wash and oil on the mouthfeel. Hitting the 1/2 way point 30 minutes in, the ash drops in a solid chunk and smoke production continues to be rich and plentiful. Draw flavors change just slightly shifting the general sweetness to a dried cherry, which carries over to the finish which gets creamier and less peppery. Ending at the hour mark, the last third drops the sweet and creamy notes going to a warm nut and dry cedar with a long heavy finish. Strength also ramps up making me quite light headed and jittery, matching the body at the last inch at medium-full. Thank you very much to Cult Cigars for sending this sample in for review!