Wrapper: Honduras (Rosado Wrapper)
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaraguan
Price: Around $7.00, but you can grab em’ now for $4.00 if you can find them (at that price they were back ordered)
“One of the biggest buzzes of the 2009 IPCPR was the debut of celebrity jeweler Matt Booth’s line of Room 101 Cigars. Many people (including myself) were excited about Booth joining the ranks of cigar-ebrities. When the Room 101 was released, I was disappointed at first as I was hoping for a stronger cigar with some more complexity. This is not to say the Room 101 was a poor quality stick, but it was simply due to the fact that I wanted more from this stick. After meeting Booth at the 2010 IPCPR, I really got a great appreciation for what a great guy Booth is. Going into 2010 IPCPR, I was excited to know that Booth was ready to release his second blend int he Room 101 line. This stick is expected to be the first in a series of limited edition cigars. This stick is called “Room 101 LTD Conjura” (Conjura means Conspiracy in Spanish). I’m pleased to report this stick moved in the direction I was hoping Room 101 to move in.
Like the core Room 101, the Conjura is also distributed by Camacho Cigars. Let’s take a closer look at this stick. First the construction. I always get excited when there are tobaccos from the “trifecta” of cigar producers – Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua (Nicaraguan tobacco was not in the core Room 101 cigar line)”
Upon the initial lighting, I got a lot of earth flavor. The smoke was creamy, and some hints of coffee came and went. Draw and burn were great, and I enjoyed the smoke. However, for me, it didn’t have enough character and flavors in my profile to really keep me interested the entire time. This stick did have some age on it, and presented a very smooth and even balanced profile, and for that, I’m saying’ grab 5 and enjoy them as a nice change of pace. If you like the earthy Honduran profile, you may love these (Esp. if you find some with age). For aging potential, I’d say 3-5 years, this stick had some strength.