Very nice construction, especially when it came to the filler- impressively uniform. Don’t like the (childish) band.
Very clean, Classic Perdomo feel- not exceptional but very nice.
Eek. Major tunneling on the 2nd third. Prior to that it was perfect. After fixing, it was fine, but I did lose my patience somewhat which sobered my enjoyment of the stick for the rest of the cigar.
Very mild. Great as an introduction for new cigar smokers. Started off with very light touches of grass and hay, and grew into a very pleasant sweet cream with a (very slight) aftertaste of Irish cream liqueur.
The tunneling bothered me since it was the second cigar this week that gave me a problem (causing me to rush to my humidor to make sure everything was okay). After re-calibrating, the humidor was still dead on 67, so tunneling was not caused by my humidor. However, as with the CAO Mx2 I do not believe this feature to be characteristic of the cigar, so bare that in mind.
If you like very mild cigars with a very slight twist then I would certainly recommend this stick. It reminds me of a grown up Bahia Blu in the sense that the taste does not barge in and demand attention but rather delicately knocks. The tobacco used was obviously of decent quality and offered a slightly different profile to the usual “light grass and hay” one usually finds with basic mild cigars.
While I prefer more dominant flavors I am comfortable in saying this is a good, solid cigar for a mild one. It is perfect for those who shy away from brutish maduro’s and who would enjoy an inexpensive everyday stick.
Final score: 6.5/10