Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano & Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan Criollo ’98 & Corojo ’96
The La Sirena is a medium to full bodied cigar that is full flavored and complex. The dark oily wrapper with the intricate double band and sporting a Cuban style triple cap and pre-light aroma is doing a wonderful job of foreplay with my senses. The construction is firm and the draw is perfect. Upon toasting the foot it starts out with a smooth, rich and slightly spicy profile and continues to grow in fullness. Midway through I’m finding that it’s growing in intensity with the fullness in flavor and richness in body. Continuing through the last third I discover that it has slightly more pepper in the aftertaste and I’m burning my fingers to enjoy every last puff. This is the part where I could tell you about the notes of espresso, bitter chocolate, leather and oak with a black pepper finish… But you need to discover the secrets that La Sirena hides for yourself. What it does do is deliver exactly what you would expect, a bold yet refined masterpiece.