Vitola: Double Wide Belicoso
Size: 4.75″ x 60 ring gauge
Review Sample from SmallBatchCigar.com
Today I’ll be taking a look at the latest release from Steve Saka’s company, Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, the Todos Las Dias. Check out Dave’s review of the cigar here for a complete look at where this cigar fits in their portfolio. The cigar is a Nicaraguan puro and come in four sizes. This was my first experience with this cigar.
The wrapper was a medium-dark brown wrapper with some blackish mottling to it. It also exhibited some oils and tooth. I did think that the silver and black bands were classy looking and made it easy to figure out what the cigar was. When I gave it a squeeze it was fairly firm for the majority of the cigar with one slightly soft spot near the head. Putting my nose to the cigar I got the aroma of bbq from the wrapper and the foot. After clipping it and taking a cold draw I got a good draw with a woody flavor with some hints of sweetness.
It starts off with spice on the tongue and retrohale with flavors of leather and wood with a sweet finish. It starts off at medium full strength. As I moved into the second third the sweetness mellowed out quite a bit. I got flavors of wood, leather, earth and coffee in the second third. The cigar stayed at medium-full strength. When I got into the final third the spice and sweetness of the cigar built back up and helped the cigar read the full strength range. The final third saw lots of dark earthy flavors.
The draw was great throughout. The cigar did need a little help with the burn and it did require a concerted effort to get lit.
To me this is a little expensive for what it is. I know the FDA had their hand in this but as Dave said I’d like to see it a dollar or so cheaper.
I definitely enjoyed the cigar, although I’d like to give the robusto size a try as I think the smaller ring gauge will help with the flavors. I did find it a strong cigar, but not excessively so. If you’d like to give them a try yourself head over to SmallBatchCigar.com.