The Alec Bradley Tempus is possibly Alec Bradley’s finest creation to date. It is well-balanced, bold and has substance – a 94-rated masterpiece! The Alec Bradley Tempus cigars were released in May, 2008 by Alec Bradley (run by Alan Rubin). They are handmade in Honduras at the Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas. Alec Bradley Tempus cigars hold true to their “boutique” label, starting with the tobaccos used in their blend. Its Habano-seed wrapper grown on the border of Nicaragua and Honduras captures the hearty and rich flavors of Honduras. This leathery, dark wrapper encapsulates a complex blend of Cuban-seed long-fillers grown in Nicaragua and Honduras.
Country of Origin: Honduras
Flavor: Medium to Full
Wrapper: Trojes, Honduras (San Andres Maduro: Maduro Blend)
Binder: Trojes, Honduras
Filler: Trojes, Honduras, Nicaragua
The main difference in the maduro line is that the Tempus Maduro blend features the same core blend as the regular Tempus line but its wrapper is a unique San Andres maduro. The fermentation process of the wrapper is a process that uses the bethune made from tree pulp that is applied to the leaf during the fermentation process which results in a leaf that achieves its dark maduro color. With a shorter fermentation time the wrapper leaf maintains foe of the strength that would normally be lost in the time required to ferment a maduro leaf. After a good “rest” you will now have a mature and consistent cigar and will experience the highlights that the Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro offers starting off with an intriguing sweetness and subtle spice and maturing into notes of smoked oak, mocha and a cracked black pepper.
While it is perfectly acceptable to smoke a cigar you have just purchased, it is advisable to allow the Alec Bradley Tempus cigar to rest in your humidor from 6 months up to a year. Buy a couple to have now, age the rest, let those lovely flavors marry for a few months, then retest them a year from now and compare notes… you will thank us later. After a good “rest” you will now have a mature and consistent cigar and you will experience the highlights that the Alec Bradley Tempus offers with its deep notes of cocoa, a touch of white pepper and even a tinge of cedar. This cigar gets meatier as you smoke it. Prepare to be blown away with delicious, big flavor!
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~ Peace, Love, Cigars ~
Alec Bradley Tempus Terra Novo Cigar Review
As you have probably read in some of my previous reviews, I did an event a few months back, and the Alec Bradley Tempus Terra Novo was one of the cigars that was given to me to do a review on. So this cigar has been sitting in my humidor since early may and I was waiting for that perfect time to smoke it. So this past Saturday, I woke up, grabbed this cigar, and sat out back of my house before it got too brutally hot. It wound up hitting 106 degrees. So luckily I could enjoy this cigar while it was only in the low 90s.