Factory Vitola: Sublimes
Popular Vitola: Double Robusto
Ring Gauge: 54
Lenght: 164 mm
Diameter: 21.43 mm
Weight: 16.65 gr.
Packaging Type: Varnished Boîte Nature Box of 25 cigars
Box Code: FOO OCT 04
Release Date: 2004
Visually the Cohiba Sublimes has a wonderful sheen to it. It’s a bit pastoral and toothy on look as were many of those Cuban cigars of the time frame when building issues were a large problem with Cuban cigars. It’s observable veining but tight seams.
The cigar had lots of tobacco. It felt firm to the touch and had no lumpy spots. The draw has been spot on however, the burn did demand a few minor alterations. The ash was company free of flaking and also the smoke output signal was moderate occasionally but mostly complete.
The pre-light scents offered up some timeless Cohiba earthiness and candy cedar together with traces of cocoa and roasted coffee bean. )
Lighting the cigar provides you with a large number of finely mixed flavors to offer you a really inviting mocha mix of rich coffee, cocoa with roasted coffee bean. The timeless Cohiba earthiness was there but largely from the backdrop. The cigar had outdated beautifully with no harshness in any way. It had only a bit of pleasant complimenting pepper on the palate. Normally I can taste it if a cigar was hurt by era but there wasn’t any mustiness or off tastes coming from the cigar. The end was moderate with nominal spice. The cigar is slightly sweeter than I recall it and provided significantly less earthy and grassy notes which are frequently a main feature of the Cohiba brand. The smoke had a wonderful texture. It was velvety and left a nice residue in my palate which I awakened to molasses with roasted coffee bean taste. Exhaling through the nose was nice.
The 2nd third began to show more of the earthiness, grassy and woodsy taste that speaks unmistakably of the Cohiba brand. It was perfectly balanced with all the java and rich cocoa tastes. Each taste took its turn to glow on the front part of the palate. There was some gentle raisin and leather using the blue-green flavors gradually transitioned to more of a walnut woodsy flavor. As I neared the end of this 2nd third it was more on the side. Even a bit more leather entered the profile close to the ring but did not actually hang around much nor did it dominate the profile of this cigar in any given stage.
When I began the last third of this cigar I chose to find complicated flavors with a great deal of depth. Whether it was the chocolate hitting on the palate initially or the coffee or the sweet earthiness or walnut, the tastes were always fine without the bitterness. The rear of the runner continued to have this fine but so slight smoke residue along with only enough gentle black pepper over the back of the tongue in order for it to be evident but not get in the way.
My taste rating says it all. A 5 from 5. Sure there were a few minor burn and look issues that led to the cigar’s less than ideal general score but where it matters most is where this cigar shined; around the palate.
Total the taste transitions were perfectly intricate. Cocoa and espresso notes ruled all the cigar with absolutely balanced minutes of earthiness, wood, slight leather and mocha. It ended up being a bit sweeter than I’d anticipated and it’d offer some wonderful salt onto the lips to equilibrium that combined with some rather gentle pepper on the rear end. The smoke consistently remained cool.
The cigar wasn’t as powerful as I’d remembered it but that is in large part because of the simple fact that I’ve been smoking more powerful cigars throughout the past couple of years so I’m utilized to the cigarette smoking. Additionally, with age, the cigar’s tastes mellowed and mixed amazingly. Age has certainly done it miracles.
Cohiba Sublimes are smoking exceptionally well in the present time and believe it or notit has been my own experience that aging for too long does not necessarily assist cigars out much. After a specific quantity of time, further aging actually does not do much and, sometimes, hurts the cigar. Do not let this beauty go to waste if you by chance have any on your group and give it a shot today since, in my opinion, it had been“only right”.