Friday, January 9, 2015

JAXX Quick Review

JAXX by La Sirena
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Osccuro
Binder: Nicaraguan Banda Criolla
Filler: Nicaraguan & Brazil
Factory: Rocky Patel

I am quite the fan of most sticks by La Sirena, however, personally am not the biggest Rocky Patel fan out there so I was really interested when I read about this stick. This is a line called OLD SCHOOL CIGARS that has been acquired by La Sirena. The JAXX features a Nicaraguan Habano Oscuro wrapper and a Nicaraguan Banda Criolla Binder that definitely give this stick a little punch. The filler also consists of Nicaraguan Seco and Ligero from the Jalapa Valley, blended with Brazilian Mata Fina of the Viso priming. The stick packs a little bit of a punch. I would consider it a medium-medium/full. The Jalapa Valley tobacco is known for being a bit more subtle than that from Esteli, so this should come with no surprise to tobacco junkies. The main notes were that of earth and coffee, with a slight sweetness, however the stick became a little harsh around the band. Also, the cigar ran a little on the burn and needed a few touchups. The flavors were ok when present but the cigar became bland in spots to me. This is not one that I would throw out the window by any means, and honestly wouldn't mind one more shot at it since I did only have a single to review.

JAGG Total: 82

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