Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (Tabacalera Perdomo)
Robusto: 5 x 56
Cigar Coop Review: Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Connecticut Robusto
Show Video: Episode 132
In 2014, Perdomo Cigars announced a new limited production line called the Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage. The concept involves a proprietary two-staged aging process. The line utilizes tobaccos that the company has been aging for ten years in bales. All of the tobaccos used in the blend (wrapper, binder, and filler) are then aged in charred white oak barrels an additional two years, thus creating the double-aged effect. Common to many of Perdomo’s brands, the Double Aged 12 Year Vintage is offered with a Connecticut Shade, Sun-Grown, and Maduro wrapper option. The cigar is an annual limited production (2,500 boxes distributed to 250 accounts)
While this wasn’t a strong cigar (Mild to Medium to start, and eventual makes its way to medium), the flavors have quite a bit of weight on the palate and fall into the medium to full range. It’s going to deliver notes of orange, cedar, cream, and a little black pepper. There even is a bit of sweetness that reminds me of nougat.
The burn wasn’t bad, but the ash was flaky and the wrapper blistered quite easily.
This is a nice release from Perdomo. It’s a nice “next step” from the Perdomo Champagne. it’s definitely worth a box split.