Cigar Review: Magic from ATL Cigar Co
Review by Luc Blanchard, Official MMC Reviewer (@mysticks35mm)
Magic from ATL Cigar Co
Size: 6 x 54 (Sublime)
Wrapper – Mexican (San Andrés)
Binder – Nicaraguan (Pueblo Nuevo)
Filler – Nicaraguan (Esteli, Pueblo Nuevo, Jalapa)
General bakers spices of cinnamon and all spice!
Toasted sugar “brûlée”
This cigar is impeccably constructed. A tight pack is dressed over in a dark, silky, minimally veined and quite toothy, San Andrés wrapper. The predominant aromas of dried prunes and hay are prominent on the foot. A straight cut leads to medium draw. A shout out to ATL Cigar Co for the opportunity.
Into the intro of this cigar it is mild and creamy. Notes of toasted bread and a mild clover are on stage. The retro magnifies this with a surprisingly long and oily finish.
About an inch in and although medium in strength, the notes and flavors are very prominent. Intensity sweet/salt and oily on the mouth, with consistency and the addition of cocoa/hazelnut.
Exiting the 1/3 and a slow burner. Perfect combustion with a soft ash growing and a thick ash fringe. The flavors explode on the mouth and are consistent at this point. There is also an increase in general strength and an introduction of a mild pepper/walnut.
Getting into the 2/3 and just a powerhouse of flavor. Bakers spices and cocoa are on the forefront and every stage from the Intake draw, to the retro and the finish is rich! The cigar is also tipping over from medium into a stronger value but doesn’t fail to deliver a creamy and oily finish.
One half complete and almost 45 minutes in, we see consistency with the addition of a toasty wood and a very gradual increase in strength. Into the 3/3 and very consistent, still ramping and has an additional toasted sugar on the lips.
Finishing up, I can say this about this cigar and all the cigars from ATL Cigar Co, quality and craftsmanship collide with exemplary blending. This, in combination with some great promotional skills make for a brand that is in for a great future. Well done, great blend! The nub end also offers consistency and a spike in power and pepper.
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