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Old 08-27-2016, 11:00 PM   #1
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Default Liga Privada L-40

This one was part of a bomb I received from a C-bid member after I made a comment in a thread that I had never tried a Liga Privada. He sent me a couple of the #9s (excellent), a T52 (meh), and this one.

First few draws...this cigar is "strong". A bit too strong, honestly. But I'm powering through it. I have to take smaller draws because this baby packs a punch. Quite a sting in the nostrils. Good flavors, but not as much depth as the #9. Good burn and draw. The aroma is woodsy.

About 1" in...the "strength" has subsided a bit. The cigar has become more enjoyable overall. Still quite the spice bomb. Flavors are straightforward tobacco with a woodsy flavor on the finish.

About 2" in...this cigar has settled into a nice medium plus range. The woodsy flavors have become more dominant, though the overall flavor of the cigar is still a bit one-dimensional. Not a bad smoke. No burn corrections so far.

About halfway...about the same. An enjoyable smoke, but not special. One minor burn correction.

A little past halfway...this cigar is finally starting to open up a bit. Now a solid medium "strength", much of the overwhelming bite has gone out of the nose exhale. The woodsy flavor is still present, but a nice liquor sort of flavor is noticeable on the finish. The cigar has gotten a lot smoother.

Toward the end...not much of a change except for the liquor flavor on the finish becoming more pronounced. I let 'er die at just over 1".

Final thoughts...although this wasn't a bad cigar, it pales in comparison to the regular Liga Privada #9. And at over $200 for a box of 15, I would never even consider buying a box.

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