The Chele is a medium bodied Connecticut wrapped gem, with long-filler tobaccos from Nicaragua. Throughout the cigar you'll experience interesting notes of bread, earth, leather, and spice that come through creating a nuanced, balanced flavor profile down to the nub. When you smoke a Chele, it's guaranteed to be a delicious time!·
2007 Por Larranaga Robustos de Larranaga Asia pacifico ER
This one has been sitting in my singles tray for quite some time, and today's the day it turns to ash. Probably one of my oldest regionals I have, and was excited to get into it once I decided that was the one.
Had to use a V cut on this bad boy as there was actually a crack in the cap. I put some pectin on there to stick everything together, and with the V cut it performed perfectly.
First third: milk coffee in heaps. Nice and sweet caramel on the retrohale. Nutty and sweet finish, sticking around for quite a while. Very pleasant thus far.
Second third: getting more creamy, and coffee is still coming through big time. A little leather pops its head up every now and again, as well as some cedar. Draw is fantastic, burn is great, and retrohale is easy as pie as you would expect.
Final third: milk coffee is still the biggest player, and the sweetness is still in the background. Graham cracker has been coming out hard, and on a few separate puffs, I got a marshmallow flavor as well. Still packing a big flavorful punch being 11 years old, but not overpowering. As I get down closer to being done, sweetness ramps up almost like a honey. Honey roasted peanuts. Damn, now I'm craving those. Dont want to put it down, it's one of those smokes. Wish I had more of these but I'm glad I got to smoke one and stop staring at it in my humidor. Too often I like to see the obscure cigars lined up all pretty, but these are the ones that need to be smoked.
Total smoke time was about an hour and ten minutes, that's when the smoke started getting hotter than I'd prefer.
Cigar Bars or Lounges are a great way to spend some time smoking a cigar. These places usually have a well stocked humidor with a vast variety or cigars. The people who work at these establishments are usually very knowledgeable and can help you find the right cigar for your taste. Some of these places can also serve alcohol or craft beer to pair with your stogie. The best thing about a cigar bar or lounge is just relaxing or striking up a conversation. I use to be a little intimidated about going to a cigar bar but now that I have been to a few on the west coast and east coast I can say don’t be timid. Go on in and enjoy. I found that people who enjoy cigars also like talking about cigars. Just remember to put down your phone and be in the moment.
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