Ezra Zion Inception

Wrapper:  1999 Cuban Seed, 2007 Crop, Corojo

Binder #1: 1999 Cuban Seed, 2007 Crop, Corojo

Binder #2: 1998 Cuban Seed, 2006 Crop, Criollo

Filler: 1999 Cuban Seed, 2007 Crop, Medio Tiempo, Viso, and Ligero

Size: Exquisito 52 x 6.25

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Pre Light

This cigar has an oily wrapper with a rich brown color.  It has a double binder and a triple cap.  The foot band kept the tobacco safe and undamaged.  I used a punch cut on this one which opened up a perfect draw.  I pick up hints of cocoa and light spice on the cold.

1st Third

After lighting up I initially get the light spice I was getting on the cold draw.  The spice is met with cocoa and a creamy coffee flavor with lots of heavy smoke coming off of every draw.  The cigar is burning cool and even with a great draw.

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2nd Third

I am still picking up the cocoa and coffee but the spice has kind of disappeared.  The draw and burn continues to be perfect.  I was so into the cigar I almost burned right through the 2nd band.

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Final Third

Here in the final third I start to pick up a nut and wood flavor with the coffee and cocoa still hanging around but fading into the background.  Even down to the end the burn was razor sharp.

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Overall

I really enjoyed this cigar.  I wish I would’ve smoked this before last week because it definitely would’ve been in my top 10 of the year post I had.  The flavors were rich and complex, the construction was perfect and the double binder totally changed the cigar.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

3 Responses to “Ezra Zion Inception”

  1. Abraxas828282 Says:

    Wow, sounds like a fantastic cigar Griff! Keep em coming this year buddy!

  2. Thanks Griff. It’s on the to-try list. HNY!

  3. Looks like you started off the year with a Bang great review, double binder sounds like a neat idea.

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