The Southern Draw Cedrus Belicoso is made at the Tabacalera AJ Fernandez, in Nicaragua. This brand belongs to several partners, all united by being military veterans of the United States. There are fifteen lines under this brand, many of which have multiple variations and sizes. Cedrus is one of these, the blend comes in seven vitolas, including the Belicoso.
Visually, the product is wrapped in a slightly opaque Maduro wrapper. It appears slightly rustic to the touch, with fairly perceptible veins. The filling does not appear particularly generous and in fact the draw turns out to be a little open. The overall construction is good, characterized by an evident box-press.
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Size: 52 x 140 mm (5.5″)
- Wrapper: Besuki (Indonesia)
- Binder: Habano 2000 (Nicaragua)
- Filler: Nicaragua
- Price: $12 | € –
Southern Draw Cedrus Belicoso: perfumes of cocoa and earth are perceived in the cold draw, together with less evident notes of black pepper and hazelnut.
Overall, this Southern Draw Cedrus Belicoso shows an interesting flavor profile, with evident and well balanced aromas. However, the balance of the flavors on the palate (the pronounced initial acidity and the growing bitterness in the finale) appears critical. Strength also gets out of control with a peak towards the end, which tends to over shadow the flavors. Good evolution.