La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Expecial 6×47 Review. Wow, that name is a mouthful! Hopefully the cigar lives up to the tremendous name.
The tan wrapper is surprisingly toothy looking and with a couple of medium veins.
There are a couple spots that are harder than others, but it is mostly evenly packed. It has a very light and airy draw after being cut.
It has a slightly sweet and floral tobacco smell. Before lighting it tastes great, toasty and earthy pre-light.
Time to light it up. The mild bodied first third is very earthy and cedary with some cream flavor and a bold spicy finish. Dark gray and black ash does not hold on for long, but the burn is even so far. This cigar produces a lot of smoke for a smaller ring gauge!
The second third is still mild bodied with primarily the same flavor profile, I do sense some hazelnut from time to time. The spicy finish is a crucial element of this cigar, it would have a somewhat understated flavor profile otherwise. Very well balanced.
The final third has very buttery smoke that is toasty and creamy tasting. I also tasted some raisin from time to time. It retains the spicy finish, and the spice increases as you near the nub of the cigar. Great burn line all the way through this cigar. It finishes still only in the mild/medium range.