Perdomo Cigars is known for its lines being released with a Connecticut Shade, Sun-Grown, or Maduro option. However the company has been known to dabble with a Cameroon wrapper from time to time. However, you have to go back to 2011 to find the last time Perdomo released a Cameroon. This one was a release of the Perdomo Reserve Limited Cameroon Edition. This is a cigar from the 2011 release and has nearly five years of age on it.
The cigar is highlighted by some wonderful sweetness from the Cameroon wrapper that seemed to be a cross of cedar, apple, and natural tobacco. There also were notes of caramel and earth present as well as a subtle red pepper note on the retro-hale. I found the Cameroon sweetness is a little more prominent in the first half than in the second half.
Five years of age mellowed this cigar. I found the notes to be on the lower end of medium-bodied. The strength was more in the mild to medium range for the first half before progressing to medium in the second half. While it’s getting tougher to find this cigar, it’s worth hunting down. Easily a box worthy purchase back in 2011, and remains that way now.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)
Petit Corona: 4 1/2 x 44
Cigar Coop Review: Perdomo Reserve Limited Cameroon Edition Petit Corona
Show Video: Episode 193
Stogie Geeks Rating: 4-Box Worthy