Had the pleasure of enjoying this fantastic smoke at the Gentlemen 1919 in Paris, not far from the actual Quai D'Orsay! The Senadores is the first limited edition cigar I've tried, and it has a consistently mild yet layered taste. It offers a delightful sweetness with hints of coffee and cinnamon. The flavor remains relatively unchanged for the first two-thirds of the smoke, but I don't mind it at all because it is incredibly enjoyable. Towards the end, the strength slightly increases, and a subtle black pepper flavor begins to develop. I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar and didn't want it to end.
It is unusual for Quai d´Orsay to have a dark wrap
the Cigar is full body, which also unseal for Quai d´Orsay, usually it is light to medium cigar
midway through the cigar you feel full, and it is hard to finish
it has bouquet of flavors all the way
however spices, green tea and chocolate are dominating, and very clam cigar
good for 1.5 hour
596. Quai D’Orsay Senadores Edicion Limitada 2019
Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.
Location: This review was made indoors in Hotel Havanna’s cigar lounge.
Size: 6.1×48, Hermosos No.2 (Grand Corona).
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and fairly smooth with small protruding veins.
Construction: Firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay.
1st third: Starts with a cedarwood, black pepper and toasted bread.
2nd third: Keeps a steady flow, no changes in flavours.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable gray ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium cool feeling on the tongue and a medium light draw.
3rd third: Gets a medium roasted coffee note added to the mix, while still retaining the cedarwood, toasted bread and black pepper.
Duration: 13:10-14:40, 1h 30 min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Would have wished for a more exciting flavour experience.
Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André
I love this brand. Really love it. But the Senadores is somehow out of character. It’s too toasty. Yes it has brioche in spades and yes it has the trade mark tang and light notes and by no means is it a bad cigar - it’s just that I find it hard to finish and that’s frankly almost unheard of in my household! Half way through it kick starts a bit more flavour but the draw is often out and you have to puff away at it which is rather undignified. However, it has a unique flavour as an LE and I always appreciate the stimulation this gives. But the box! It’s the sort of box a communist government employee would design when told it has to celebrate fifty years of a national cement factory’s output or something like that. Is it plastic or wood? No Cuban erotic fantasy here I am afraid. In conclusion it must be tried but it is not in my view a sensational cigar and sadly casts a small blight on my otherwise total affection, bordering on true love for the Quai Dorsay range.