Cigar reviews – 99 words or less
Faded orange bands don’t adorn many premium cigars, so the Matilde Quadrata grabbed my attention. The cold draw produced the bland flavors of hay and toast. But a concert of flavors laid in wait. Baker’s chocolate and oak kicked off the first third. Then loads of caramel and chocolate took over in the second third, reminiscent of fine candies. Baking spice and cocoa rounded out the masterful flavor profile. Notes of red pepper in the retrohales balanced out the other flavors until cocoa put on the finishing touches. Excellent construction helped the Matilde’s flavors marry into a grand encounter.