Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Puck
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Alec Bradley Puck
Size: Robusto 5 x 50
Wrapper – Habano oscuro
Binder – Habano
Filler – Honduran, Nicaragua
With pre ignition aromas of musty tobacco and leather, we immediately notice a gorgeous, dark cigar. This tightly box pressed cigar is wrapped in a oscuro wrapper that is both matte and void of almost any veining. The second review of the “July” My Monthly Cigars box and a straight cut leads so a lightly labored draw.
A toast/light and although light in strength, a rich and pungent dark coffee lingers as the primary introductory note. The finish also produces notes of cocoa and black currant. Well into the 1/3 and the current has long vanish, leaving notes of a lightened coffee and and introduction of a creamy hazelnut. The finish finds an additional and very faint floral component to add on the pallet. Although the labored draw has yet to clear, an impeccable burn takes place.
Considering this cigar's price point and the experience that it offers, it’s basically a “no brainer” cigar. I find most value based cigars to be in the lighter side of strength. This however, is an offering for the “full” enthusiast, giving an experience that starts quite mild and slowly metamorphosis’s to a pepper bomb.