Don Pepin Garcia Serie JJ Belicoso Cigar Review

As one of the most premier cigar makers of the day, Don Pepin credits his Series JJ line as the finest of all of his blends. It is spicy and robust with a rich full body.

Created by Pepin and his son Jaime, this fine handmade employs a wonderful blend of Nicaraguan Corojo and Criollo long-leaf tobaccos inside a flavorful Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper or thick Broadleaf Maduro. The result is a full-bodied smoke layered with deep flavors. The aroma is earthy and spicy, complementing the rich, leathery flavors perfectly.

The Don Pepin Series JJ is the top shelf blend made at Pepin’s El Rey de Los Habanos factory in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. Each Series JJ is rolled using only the top tobacco available at the factory. The blend is very full bodied and full flavored with a spicy aroma that is well balanced with notes of leather on the palate and a long finish. The Miami based factory that makes these cigars is very small, making their availability at times extremely limited. Don’t miss you chance to pick up a box while they are in stock.

 CIGAR EVALUATION SHEET
 Cigar Brand: Don Pepin Garcia Serie JJ Belicoso
Don Pepin Garcia Serie JJ
 Origin: Nicaragua  Wrapper: Corojo Oscuro
 Binder: Nicaragua
 Filler: Nicaragua
 Body: Full  Price: ~$10.00
 Length/Ring Gauge: 5.7 x 52  Smoke Time: 45 min
 More info about purchasing: Don Pepin Garcia Serie JJ Cigars
 Overall Appearance and Presentation of Cigar
 Points (Max 20): 18  Grade: Rating: ★★★★☆
 Wrapper Color: Corojo Oscuro  Consistent Color? Yes
 Oily/Dry: Oily  Veiny/Smooth? Silky smooth
 Cap Construction: Excellent  Packaging: Very Good
 Ease of Cutting: Perfect  Construction: Firm
 Lighting and Burning Properties
 Points (Max 15): 14  Grade: Rating: ★★★★½
 Even Initial Light? Yes  Even Burn? Initial? Very Good
 Even Burn? 50%? Very Good  Even Burn? 75%? Very Good
 Ash: Solid and white  Burn Rate: Perfect
 Resting Smoke: Light and even
 Require Re-Lighting? No
 Construction
 Points (Max 30): 27  Grade: Rating: ★★★★☆
Initial Draw: Excellent 50% Excellent 75% Excellent
 Wrapper Stays Intact? Yes
 Taste
 Points (Max 35): 31  Grade: Rating: ★★★★☆
 Light, Medium, Full-Bodied? Medium-Full
 Bitter/Harsh/Smooth? Smooth
 Sweet/Salty? N/A
 Bland/Vegetal/Spicy/Peppery? Spicy and peppery
 Describe any changes in body or flavor:Â Â Consistent flavor profile. No changes.
 Aroma: Rich  Finish: Very Good

Comments: Another winner from Don Pepin Garcia. The cigar has heat but not overpowering – wonderful tasting stick. Excellently constructed cigar – even burn, consistent draw, abundance of smoke.

 Total Score (Max 100): 90  Grade: Rating: ★★★★☆

 

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