Wrapper: Criollo 98 (Honduras)
Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina
Filler Honduran Criollo Ligero and Dominican Navaratte
305: 5 x 50
Price: $6.00 (Smoke Inn)
We previewed this cigar over at Cigar Coop prior to the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show and as well as did a comprehensive review. The Room 101 Serie HN is the tenth blend to be launched under Matt Booth’s cigar brand. The cigar is intended to be a core line. The Serie HN means “Honduras”, but this gets its name from its Honduran Criollo ’98 wrapper. The cigar itself also features tobaccos from Brazil and the Dominican Republic.
The flavor is highlighted by a cool lemon crisp sweetness. This is balance nicely by notes of wood, earth, red pepper, and chocolate. The flavors have some nice depth to them – making the Room 10 Serie HN a full-bodied cigar. There is a little more strength to this cigar – it is on the upper end of medium to full. The construction is outstanding – with an excellent burn and draw.
Room 101 has come a long way since 2009. This was a nice surprise from Room 101 and a cigar that might slip under the radar. It is worthy of a box split.