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Old 01-09-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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Cuban Heirloom. . . .

I purchased these in a sampler pack recently from one of my favorite web sites.

When I read the name Tabacalera Perdomo on Google searches, right away I was intrigued. The Perdomo factory, run by Nick Perdomo Jr., has been putting out cigars like Ty Cobb put out hits over the last few years. Of course, when I hear the name Perdomo, I'm also quite likely to think of certain characteristics. One is slow burning, thick tobacco, from filler to wrapper. Another is high frequency of bad rolls, hence more bad draws. That's a big down side, and a couple of years ago CAO even shifted production of certain of its top of the line cigars away from the Perdomo factory.

However, notwithstanding any down side, one thing you can count on whether it's a cigar that Nick Perdomo designed and blended himself, or something that he's making with someone else's name on it, is that it'll probably be full of flavor.

And that's just what I got when I lit a Cuban Heirloom robusto, 4 7/8"x50 last night at 1711 hours to watch the first game. Despite feeling plugged at a vital spot, it drew beautifully throughout and had a delicate animal hide-like wrapper, though not like deerskin. This 1 hour and 19 minute smoke, quite long for a robusto, had a very bold and complex flavor profile. Strong lilac, flint, spicy leather and notes of smoky cream were present throughout with the leather really opening up toward the end.

A full flavored, medium bodied, extra smooth, easy drawing winner from the Perdomo factory.

Cuban Heirloom is made with Nicaraguan filler and binder and the delicious and very popular Cameroon wrapper.
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Old 01-09-2005, 02:25 PM   #2
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Bloof, nice review. Would you compare the cameroon on the heirloom to the old CAO Anniversaire blend or the tradicion perdomo reserve. Perdomo really seems to have a very distinct cameroon wrapper compared to some of the other manufacturers out there. Sounds like a great smoke.
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Old 01-09-2005, 04:23 PM   #3
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Sounds Yummy!
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Old 01-09-2005, 04:42 PM   #4
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Ooooooooohhhh Alex, tough question, but which Perdomo Reserve do you mean? The original Perdomo Reserve had a Rosado wrapper of Ecuadoran origins if I'm not mistaken. I'd say a good comparison would be the Cameroon wrapper of Fuente's Hemingway line.
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I was referring to the new blend of cameroon that came out this year. But if you compare it to a hemmingway then then enough said. To find a wrapper worthy of the hemmingway line in the $4.00 stick price range is an absolute homerun. Thanks for the advince and I will be running out to the cigar king here in chicago asap.
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Old 01-10-2005, 09:29 AM   #6
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It's actually fuller bodied than a Hemingway. And thanks for the tip about the Cameroon Perdomo Reserve.
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Old 01-11-2005, 02:27 PM   #7
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Is that the cigar from Cigar King and or Phatash? I always think about grabbing a sampler, but haven't so far. Maybe I'll pull the trigger now.

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Old 01-11-2005, 03:26 PM   #8
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You got it Mike. As a matter of fact, one reason why I find about about the good sampler packs is that I'm on phatash's e-mail specials list. They have all the great sampler packs and great prices, including specials on boxes, all year 'round.

Oh, by the way, I've been preoccupied the past few days, but meant to e-mail you.

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We're fine. The only people flooded are the same people who are flooded every five years or so, and haven't quite caught on. They look stunned every time.

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Old 01-15-2005, 06:52 AM   #10
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They must be liberals. Anyone who can look up a airiel map for an area can see an obvious flood plain, and know you just don't live there. Guerneville, California is the same way, except those are the 'Rainbow' Liberals
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