The DPG Cuban Classic has a mildly veiny light brown wrapper that is fairly dry with very little oil.
It does have some hard spots, but the draw is nice after I used my punch on it. The draw is a bit loose, but not bad at all. It also has a very thick cap on it. That is a huge plus because it should hold together very nicely.
The Cuban Classic has a very pungent earthy smell with a hint of coffee.
I started it up and found that this DPG has a a very peppery core with some cedar and spice. The first third was medium bodied with a faintly sweet finish. The burn was nice and even, unaffected by the areas that were packed a bit harder than others.
The peppery spice increased in the second third and the sweet finish began to fade as it increased to medium-full body. It did begin to become a bit sour and harsh, but that went away after I knocked the first ash off. The burn is now becoming a minor issue, but does not need correction.
The final third retained the peppery spice, but did introduce a nice deep coffee flavor that left a lingering buttery coating on my mouth. It also increased to full body. I did correct the burn after the second ash fell off, and that solved the problem for the remainder of the cigar.
Overall, the Cuban Classic was a fairly straight forward Cuban seed cigar. No surprises here. I did enjoy the spice and coffee flavors, and the final third was especially fun. It really left a nice tingling on my lips. I paired it with a Fort Collins Chocolate Stout, which complimented the sweet finish of the first third nicely. The construction of this DPG was not perfect and it was not a complex blend of tobacco like many DPG’s, but it was a nice smoke when all was said and done.