Today's cigar is one I've had before, but wasn't able to review initially. However, after smoking the Boutique Blends La Boheme Poeta Toro the first time, I knew I wanted to review it and tell the world about this cigar. After all, the La Boheme reminds me of a cigar that costs three times the price.
In the first few puffs on the Boutique Blends La Boheme, I could taste wheat and grass, and the draw was perfect after cutting the end with my guillotine. Almost immediately, the flavors were familiar to me. Could the $12 Boutique Blends La Boheme Poeta be as good as the $34 Byron Grand Poemas?
During the first third, I had a great draw, a great burn, and great flavors.
Brand: Boutique Blends
Line: La Boheme
Size: 5 3/4 x 54
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Smoke Time: 75 minutes
Through the middle of the cigar, I could taste leather and wood. Although there was a little sweetness at the beginning of the cigar, I didn't taste it through the middle. The draw remained perfect and the burn was good, though not razor sharp.
While I don't think the cigar I reviewed was as good as the first one, the Boutique Blends La Boheme Poeta Toro is still a really good stick. Throughout the smoke, I tasted notes of leather and wood, but almost none of the sweetness I got in the first puff.
In my opinion, the La Boheme is every bit as good as the $34 Byron. Great construction, great flavors, and a great price earn the Boutique Blends La Boheme Poeta Toro a CigarScore 4.