I’ve heard many, many great things about the copper banded Exodus 1959 50 year. It’s a beautiful cigar with a great reputation. So, I was delighted, then, when a friend at GHR gave me a robusto (5 x 50). Smelling it unlit, it had a very rich, milk chocolate scent, which made it very hard to not light up immediately after receiving it…..
When I eventually smoked it a few days later, it was such a great experience. The flavors that emerged in the one hour sitting were amazing – chocolate and berries. In addition, the draw was good and the burn held sharp all the way to the nub! This is definitely a cigar I will need to get a box of.
Copy+Paste from the Torano website:
The Exodus 1959 – 50 Years is dressed in a captivating Brazilian Arapiraca sun-grown wrapper. This wrapper – highly regarded for its bold, spicy flavor – combines perfectly with the natural sweetness of the Nicaraguan filler tobaccos from the regions of Esteli and Pueblo Nuevo. The result is a unique and luxurious flavor profile which is intense and rich, yet rounded and balanced. Sweet, creamy notes dominate the palate with subtle hints of spice, dark chocolate, and raisins adding further complexity to this sensorial experience. The finish is long and lingering with a distinct leathery note.
Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca Sun-Grown
Filler: Esteli & Pueblo Nuevo, Nicaragua