The Alfonso features a flawless oily-looking Ecuador Connecticut wrapper that is smooth to the touch with a well-packed foot featuring a swirl of Ligero tobaccos. On the other hand, the cigar has an average weight with no voids of tobacco.
The Notes: The cold draw features notes of cedar with a subtle raisin and molasses. Off the foot of the cigar, the molasses is ramped up with a touch of cinnamon and raisin. Once the cigar is toasted and lit the initial notes are cedar and oak which is expected and a wonderful rich molasses that encapsulates the palate along with a subtle pepper component. As we smoke this velvet-smooth cigar there are notes of molasses, rye, raisin, blackberry, and the aforementioned cedar and oak. It’s incredibly complex and exquisite before we even reach the halfway point.
In the second half a subtle honey, brown sugar, and graham cracker develop with a rich finish. The firm ash holds on for nearly both halves of the smoke. The retrohale has some continued notes of blackberries, raisins, and molasses.