It’s not exactly shocking new information that Perdomo has been releasing a slew of new smokes and line extensions this year. What is new, as far as information goes, is that all of their soon to be released new blends are all quite good; especially the new Perdomo factory aged Exhibicion Maduro. The stick is a beautiful example of cigar manufacturing at its finest with a gorgeous dark wrapper and excellent construction. The foot has a strong aroma of barnyard with a hint of leather that you can easily detect. With an oversized gold and black band the cigar is a real stunner and looks almost regal compared to its shelved brethren. According to Perdomo the “Exhibicion is a testament to Tabacalera Perdomo’s dedication to the art of blending factory aged tobaccos into premium hand-made cigars. The actual blend used in the cigar is still under wraps and won’t be released until the IPCPR, however as we have been privileged enough to sample the entirety of the Perdomo stable set to release this year, we do know that the filler is Cuban Seed Nicaraguan. Once toasted the cigar bellows a serious and slightly overwhelming hit of spice, but it soon mellows out and delivers an extremely consistent leather flavored profile. The cigar burns well with only a few minor canoeing issues that were easily corrected. The only slight drawback to the vitola is its draw. It’s not terrible, but the stick is packed very tightly and the draw is a bit more constricted then I generally like. One impressive attribute I can’t forget to mention is the Exhibicion’s smoking duration, which was remarkable. I tend to char most sticks fairly quickly, but this one took me nearly 2 hours to burn through. Overall all, the new Exhibicion line is a welcomed addition to the fine catalogue of Perdomo cigars already available. Available in boxes of 20 with four sizes to choose from, definitely grab one in the next few weeks when they are officially released to the public!
Double Robusto: 5×54 129.00 a box
Toro Grande: 6×54 139.00 a box
Torpedo: 7×54 159.00 a box
Churchill: 7×54 149.00 a box