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Ashton Estate Sun Grown 20 Year Salute Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, September 8, 2013
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Ashton Estate Sun Grown 20 Year Salute Cigar Review

This 6.75×49 stick features a dark brown firm, dry slightly toothy wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, large double cap and mild peppery wood aroma. First light reveals a great draw with medium-full bodied flavors of a huge musty tobacco, very smooth, with a deeper earth finish that’s on the short side. The first third stays with the straight smooth musty tobacco, down to a medium body with excellent construction ans burn. Very refined but one dimensional. Finishing the 1st third going in to the 2nd, flavors change up dropping most of the mustiness and adding a cream and pepper especially through the finish. Everything is still very smooth with the burn time getting slower and construction flawless. The band point comes at the hour mark, unfortunately taking some wrapper with the band removal due to excessive glue. Luckily the binder held so construction and burn were not effected. By this point a bit of a soft leather has joined the already mellow mix of flavors. Ending at 1:15 where it got too hot for my taste, the last bit showed no further changes.

  • Raz Amzaleg

    holly smoke!!
    very nice stick man!

    must try, thanks for the review man

  • rockjock

    Wow, that sounded great, even at premium price point.

  • yosef5

    What a stick
    Thanks for this review

  • Jason Isbaner

    It a good smoke but pricy, I would take a 1964 padron anniversary any day over this stick and its around the same price. That being said I’m glad I tried it!

  • talisker22

    tried this stick few weeks ago. Definitely smooth and musty like no others. I’ll save one for another special occasion!

  • Justin

    Brian, so is it typical for one dimensional cigars when they are so well aged? Does the aging bring the flavors together so you get a consistent flavor from the”oneness” that you don’t get from less aging?

    Ashton is on of those, like Pardon, where I would not hesitate to smoke any of their blends.

    • Justin

      DANG IT. Pardon, not Pardon

  • Justin

    Damned auto correct…Padron. There. Son of a…

  • No, the flavor blend is independent, aging makes everything much smoother, eases the transitions from one flavor to another and can make the mouth feel a bit softer. It often adds the musty taste and after long enough will diminish all flavors evenly.

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