- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Size: 52 x 127 mm (5″)
- Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Nicaragua, USA
- Price: $ 9.-
The wrapper is of a shiny Claro color. It is smooth to the touch, with slightly pronounced veins. Well rolled, with an even filling and perfectly closed head.
Patina Connecticut Rustic: the cold draw reveals hazelnut and floral characters, with a barely hinted coffee note in the background.
The dominant aromas are wood and vegetal notes, but also a slight spiciness. Strength is medium (3/5).
Progressing into the second third, the initial acidity is mitigated by a surprisingly sweet taste, that balances out the flavor profile. Strength grows to a medium-full (4/5).
The flavors do not change in the final third: the vanilla grows a bit in intensity, the pepper is unchanged, while the wood becomes finer. Strength remains unchanged (4/5).
This Patina Connecticut Rustic is a simple but interesting product. Particularly intrigue is the sweet-bitter mix. A little subdued is the evolution and intensity, even if the flavor profile presents a combination of different and uncommon characters. Average post-smoke persistency.