Epicurean Gonzo Vintage 2007

Wrapper: Broadleaf
Binder: Double Binder San Andres Mexico and Jalapa
Filler: Jalapa and Condega (Nicaraguan)
Toro: 6 x 52
Price: $9.50 (Charmed Leaf)

Epicurean Cigars was founded by Steven Ysidron. Ysidron has a long history in the cigar industry. Last year, he brought Epicurean into the House of Emilio distribution arm. Epicurean specializes in small batch, boutique cigars.

The Gonzo delivered an interesting flavor profile of cocoa, earth, and raisin sweetness. It had a spice that seemed to fall between a classic pepper and an exotic spice. The flavors were medium to full-bodied and the strength was also medium to full. The burn and draw were both excellent.

This cigar easily qualifies for a Five Pack in my book.