We recently had the pleasure of sampling the latest creation of Nick Perdomo Jr., the Perdomo Grand Cru blends. The Perdomo Grand Cru cigar is a very well-balanced Nicaraguan puro blended with all Cuban seed Semilla Habano tobacco that make up the fillers, binder as well as the wrapper. The “Grand Cru” which is basically the best yield of the best field, are blended with tobaccos which were hand-selected from Perdomo’s farm in 2004. The Perdomo Grand Cru cigars are offered in 3 different blends: the bold and full-flavored earthy Corojo, a dark, oily sweeter Maduro and a milder, creamy and pleasant Connecticut shade wrapper. (The bands are the only way to tell them apart. The Connecticut has a white background, the Maduro a black bacground and the Corojo a rusty colored background.) The Perdomo Grand Cru cigars are packaged in elegant, traditional boxes with 20 sticks each and are available in 4 sizes from a Churchill, to a Robusto, a Toro and as well as a Torpedo.
Connecticut Blend: The Perdomo Grand Cru Connecticut has a very smooth, light brown wrapper with no large veins, a gorgeous large cap and is firm to the touch without any soft spots. The flavor profile of the Perdomo Grand Cru Connecticut cigar progresses from a lovely mild and nutty forefront with just enough smoke, not too much, to a short-lived hint of bourbon that lingers for a few seconds, and finishes off with more spicy and peppery elements in the final third. The creamy consistency remains in the background from beginning to the end of the Perdomo Grand Cru Connecticut cigar.
Maduro Blend: The Perdomo Grand Cru Maduro cigars are well balanced and blended with the “Grand Cru”, or the best of the best hand-selected yield from Perdomo’s farms from their 2004 vintage tobaccos. The Perdomo Grand Cru Maduro cigar will offer a consistent burn, great draw and a solid ash. The flavor profile of the Perdomo Grand Cru Maduro cigar resonates dark and sweet chocolates, earthiness, pepper and a slight caramel undertone. Its flavors are consistent from start to end with a dry, mild peppery finish While the Perdomo Grand Cru Maduro starts off more medium bodied with a sweetness and an acidic tang, it finishes as a full-bodied cigar with leather undertones and burns cool.
With 4 sizes and 3 blends to choose from you simply can’t go wrong with the Perdomo Grand Cru cigars. Spring for a Perdomo Grand Cru cigar, kick up your feet and enjoy a luxurious smoking experience this weekend!
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Flavor: Medium to Full
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Perdomo Grand Cru Maduro Robusto Cigar Review by Todd Wilson of Indulge Cigars
Country: Nicaraguan Puro
Wrapper: Semilla Habano
Binder: Semilla Habano
Filler: Semilla Habano
Cost: $5.29 per
The Cigar: The Perdomo Grand Cru Robusto Maduro is available also in Corojo, the Perdomo Grand Cru Maduro Robusto is packaged in traditional 20 count boxes with an ugly brown band. Perdomo promotes this line by stating that the wrapper, filler and binder are all, “Cuban-seed (Semilla Habano). The best of the best yeild from our farms in 2004″. Let’s find out.
The prelight aroma of the Perdomo Grand Cru Robusto Maduro is both rich and sweet. The pre-light draw is very easy and the cigar simply looks beautiful with its dark, oily, toothy wrapper. Good looks are a trademark of Perdomo cigars, but the proof is in the puffing.
1st 3rd: So far, the Perdomo Grand Cru Robusto Maduro has the easiest draw of any perdomo I’ve ever smoked. There’s a base of coffee and caramel with a touch of cedar and a remarkably long, malty finish. The white ash is speckled, which is no surprise when considering the tooth on the wrapper.
2nd 3rd: I’ve read a couple reviews on this cigar that ciriticized the burn, but so far, it’s burning and drawing perfectly. The first ash makes it past the inch mark, which exceeded my expections because of the easy draw. Cedar is really coming through now and a spicy kick is keeping me interested in this full bodied cigar. The sweet smoke is also ruining the discipline that normally keeps me from puffing too fast, I need to slow down.
Final 3rd: Do not smoke the Grand Cru outdoors. The aroma is zesty and tantilizing on the nose and really adds to the experience. The final stretch is producing a flavor and scent of charred marshmallow on a stick over a campfire. I know that line sounds like bullshit, but it really does. The sweet, cedary spices last all the way to the end and grow slightly in their intensity.
The vedict: I really like this cigar. The Perdomo Grand Cru Maduro Robusto is a sweeter, spicier version of the Perdomo Habano Maduro. An effortless burn and draw convinces me that Perdomo is finally starting to realize that a pretty cigar is no good unless smoke comes out of it. I guess I’m still bitter from all the blood vessels I burst during the begining of the decade trying to produce smoke from a Perdomo Squared. Let’s hope that chapter is finally starting to close.
Pairing: This Perdomo Grand Cru Maduro Robusto went very nicely with a glass of Glenmorangie 10yr Single Malt Scotch.
Thanks for an awesome review Todd!