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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.

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