98. Cohiba Talisman Limitada Edition 2017 (Pre-production)
Gifted by William Kilander, President of the Swedish Cigar Federation.
Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, silky smooth with slightly protruding veins.
Construction: Firm even feel.
Cold draw: Hay and a touch of oak wood.
1st third: Creamy hot chocolate, a touch of toasted cacao and coffee beans.
2nd third: Keeps a steady creamy chocolate note all trough the second part.
The burn: Sharp burn, white-ish ash firm and stable.
Smoke: Cool to the touch, not to voluminous but white smoke.
3rd third: Buttery feel in the roof of the mouth, still as creamy as before.
The very last bit turns a little sharp as the heat comes closer, but not as bitter as some Cubans can be.
Conclusion: This is a smooth and mild cigar, and fits perfectly in the Cohiba line.
Sadly not a favourite of mine but still very good.
Result: In my book this is a 88 point cigar.
What a legend of a cigar. It looks amazing and the taste is so full. It’s expensive, but what isn’t these days? I love these cigars even though some people are snobbish about them and in true Cuban style they seem to have issued a 2017 limited edition again in 2019. But why not if it works etc?