Name: RP Ligero
Wrapper: ST. Augustine Habano
Binder: Habano (proprietary)
Filler: Nicaraguan and Costa Rican Triple Ligero
Per Stick Price: $7.50 single/ $6.90 5-pack/ $6.50 box
Alright, so I have to admit I am a little worried about this one. As many of you all know I am not a big fan of full strength cigars, and today I do battle with the Costa Rican Triple Ligero in the RP Super Ligero. The Super Ligero comes wrapped in a dark chocolate St. Augustine Habano wrapper that displays a slightly veiny appearance with tight invisible seams. The body is firmly packed with no soft that I can feel. It seems to be well made and is a pleasing to the eye. OK enough with the beating around the bush, let’s light’er up!
Flavor/Taste & Aroma:
On the pre-light draw, I am pick up on strong earthy notes through an open draw. The light was a breeze, the foot taking very nice to my torch producing large clouds of tasty smoke. My initial experience is a pepper bomb with strong notes of white pepper that rush onto the palate.
When I began smoking this cigar, I thought all I was going to get was power and more power, and the flavors would hurt because of this, but that was not the case. Besides being a powerhouse stick it is very tasty! With notes of wood, cinnamon, and strong cherry notes. The cherry for me was very strong on the palate and added a nice sweetness that I was not expecting. And like I said POWERHOUSE, and it does not take long to experience it. I was about three puffs in and could already feel it. Smoke output was plentiful coming through on a perfect draw releasing tons of aromatic smoke. Likewise, the burn was outstanding, stay even all the way to the end and exposing a nice gray ash.
Not at all what I was expecting. Is this cigar a powerhouse, yes. And for all of you who love full strength this is a perfect cigar. But with it, you are also getting a full flavored cigar that delivers on every draw. Yes, I am not a fan of full strength cigar, but this is one that I can see myself smoking again. With this kind of flavor, I can look past the strength.
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