Cigar Review: Last Rights by Black Label Trading Company
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Last Rights by Black Label Trading Company
Size: Lancero 6.5x42
Wrapper – Ecuadorian
Binder – Honduran
Filler – Honduran/Nicaraguan
Sweet dark coffee
Bakers spice (nutmeg/allspice/anise)
Visually, this cigar is a stunner. A dark and oily wrapper is covering this well constructed cigar. Something must be said about the band art, which appears to be the skull of a dead, French Canadian hockey player of the past. The preignition aroma is of a slightly smoky quality. A straight cut to well placed cap, achieves an open draw.
Not even 5 puffs in and medium with a prominent nasal sting. Introductory notes of a sweetened dark toasted coffee is only magnified on a long finish. Well passed the inch marker and notes of dark cocoa and a sweet licorice (the small black jawbreakers) are on stage. The retro has calmed down in harshness as the forward notes explode on an oily and sweet pallet.
Just passed the ½ way point and consistent, with the faintest hint of a floral note deep in the finish. Damn! Into the last 3/3 and a congratulations to the people who grew, aged and blended this tobacco.
Consistent notes with an intense richness on the mouth. The finish is nothing short of spectacular. The nub does see a light pepper join the forward notes but the general experience stays in the medium realm. Hats off to Black Label Trading Company for such a great experience.