Agile Cigar Reviews replace what we termed “Assessment Updates”. The concept is the same, but the name is different. Agile Cigar Reviews use a lightweight, shorter format. These will never take the place of our comprehensive reviews. They are only used on blends we have previously assessed. This might be a blend we are re-scoring or providing a score for a first time. It might be a blend we are looking at in a different size. Today we look at Eiroa The First 20 Years in the 60 x 6 (Gordo) format. This is a cigar line we have previously assessed in the 50 x 5 (Robusto) size back in January, 2016.
Country of Origin: Honduras
Size: 6 x 60
Eiroa – The First 20 Years is the third blend under CLE Cigar Company’s Eiroa brand. 2015 marked CLE founder Christian Eiroa‘s 20th anniversary in the cigar business. To commemorate the occasion, Christian’s father, Julio Eiroa presented him what he considered to be some “very special tobacco” . Christian took the tobacco and created a blend. The result would be the Eiroa First 20 Years release. The cigar made its debut at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show and would be released later that year.
Given the Eiroa family’s ties to Honduras, it is no surprise that the Eiroa First 20 Years is a Honduran puro. The line is available in four box-pressed sizes and today we take a look at the 60 x 6 size.
The Eiroa First 20 Years 60 x 6 delivers notes is highlighted by notes of lemon and coffee. Along the way there are also notes of cedar, pepper, cream, and bread. The lemon notes are more prominent early on, but as the cigar experienced progresses the coffee notes become more prominent and eventually take over in the second third. The flavors delivered are full-bodied and this is countered by medium to full strength.
While I do think this cigar smoked better in the Robusto size, I was quite pleased with the 60 x 60 format. While it has a little less complexity in the larger size, it has no shortage of flavor. It’s a cigar I’d recommend to a more experienced cigar enthusiast, but its also one that is nice for the novice to “graduate” to something fuller. It’s one that is worthy of a box purchase.
Burn: Very Good
Strength: Medium to Full
Assessment: 4.0-Box Worthy
Previous Assessment: Eiroa The First 20 Years 50 x 5
News: Eiroa: The First 20 Years
Stogie Feeks Podcast: Episode 202
Stogie Feed: EIROA First 20 Years 60 x 6
Brand Reference: Eiroa
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