Cigar reviews – 99 words or less
Ashton produces great cigars, and its lines are broad enough to satisfy any smoker. The San Cristobal label added the Ovation limited edition series about six years ago. It features a San Andrés Oscuro wrapper that goes through a two-and-a-half-year triple fermentation. Impressive. Tinges of tea teased me on the cold draw. After a match-light, I tasted creamy caramel and hints of cedar. By the second third, oaky notes mixed with nuts held my attention. Those flavors faded in favor of cocoa, laced with spicy retrohales. A powerful yet balanced cigar.