Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill Cigar Review
This 7×48 box pressed stick features a dark brown slightly red hued wrapper with glove soft feel, even slightly spongy give, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and a very pungent barnyard aroma. First light reveals plumes of full bodied creamy thick smoke with a chewy mouthfeel and flavors of a creamy smooth leather with a pepper and spice kick through the full long finish. Draw is absolutely perfect and it really reminds me a fine Padron. The first third burns a bit fast and wonky, not needing a touchup but close. Flavors are very much the same simply mellowing to a medium-full body with excellent smoke output. The 2nd third slows the burn considerably, also dropping most of the creamy leather for a dry wood and tobacco with a thick heavy finish. The burn evened itself out on it’s own and the ash held right to the start of the 2nd third. 1:10 in near the band point ending out the 2nd third, flavors shift again to a creamy chocolate and bit of an earth and leather back. The finish continues to be a long heavy wood flavor with a touch of pepper. Ending at 1:35 the last inch went out on it’s own, so that’s where I stopped. It showed no further changes down from the band point. Thank you very much to Bob Gregovich for sending this in to me!