Wrapper: Trojes, Honduras
Tobacco: Nicaragua, Trojes, Honduras
Ring Gauge: 54I have always said cigars are like wine. Everyone’s taste will differ on the exact same item. One that I found myself being on the outside was the Alec Bradley Prensado. This cigar came highly recommended by someone who I consider somewhat of a cigar expert. Additionally the reviews on this cigar have been pretty strong throughout the online community.
At first glance the Prensado is impressive to say the least. It is a great looking box pressed cigar. It’s firm throughout and the wrapper is a reddish-brown. During my first whiff, I got some light earthy and creamy notes. I was really excited about lighting this guy up.
Again this cigar is really well put together and the band only enhances the presentation. The husky band is predominantly gold with a bold crest in the middle. The Alec Bradley name is on there very prominently. Overall this band is definitely a keeper.Opening:
Upfront the Prensado is very smooth. A lot of cigars will give you a strong first look upon lighting and then settle into its designated flavor profile. The Prensado is a nice and delicate cigar, but there is no real identity as of yet. The burn line is a little wavy but the draw is great. Not too tight but a wee bit of resistance just how I like it. The ash is a dense white grey. So far so good but I’m still waiting for it to develop.
3 out of 5 crowns