Ashton Symmetry is the newest line, since almost 10 years, from the Ashton brand. Production is held at the Tabacelarea A. Fuente y Cia. in the Dominican Republic.
• Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
• Size: 50 x 127 mm (5’’)
• Wrapper: Ecuador
• Binder: Dominican Republic
• Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
• Price: € 14.00
It is dressed up in a Colorado shade wrapper, smooth to the touch. Filling is homogeneous and free of defects.
Ashton Symmetry Robusto: unlit it reveals hints of honey and chestnut. The opening brings suave notes of spices to the palate.
The first third develops cedar wood, spices (white pepper in particular) and vegetal hints. Strength is medium (3/5).
Continuing, the white pepper is brought to the forefront and the spicy notes culminate in chili. Vanilla also reaches the palate, while the cedar wood remains present in the background. It also slowly outlines a mix of leather and earth. Strength grows slightly (3,5/5).
Earth and spicy notes alternates in the final third. Strength remains unchanged.
Overall, a creamy smoke paired with a decent harmony. However, the evolution is not very perceptible and the finale does not close the smoke in a particularly satisfying way.