Cigar Review: Kafie 1901 San Andres Six Forty Two

Initial Thoughts:

Sometimes you get right in there and start smelling a cigar. Other times, like with today's cigar, the Kafie 1901 San Andres Six Forty Two, it's got such a fragrant aroma that you smell it, easily, without even trying.

The aroma of the Kafie 1901 San Andres Six Forty Two is the first thing I noticed about it. Just after it left the cellophane, the Kafie cigar started sharing its interesting smell with the world.

After cutting the end, the cold draw gave up flavors that had hints of cinnamon.

Once the cigar was lit, I had a great draw. The on-fire flavors were leafy, spicy, and rich. However, the Kafie 1901 San Andres Six Forty Two has tobacco from five different countries in it. When I found that out, I became very skeptical because that normally means no single flavor will stand out and cigars that try to be too complex are normally fairly bland and uninteresting.

Through the first few minutes, the cigar was quite delicious. The flavors were creamy, but with spiciness on the retrohale.


cigarscore 5 cigar rating

Brand: Kafie
Line: San Andres
Size: 6 x 42
Cut: V-Cut
Light: Torch
Price: $10.50

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Brazilian Mata Fina
Smoke Time: 68 minutes

Through the middle of the cigar, I was very impressed. Where other blenders have failed, I think Kafie, with this Kafie 1901 San Andres Six Forty Two, has succeeded. The flavors are complex, and both sweet and spicy.

Final Thoughts

Where other cigar manufacturers have failed, Gaby Kafie has succeeded. The Kafie 1901 San Andres Six Forty Two was not bland and it didn't taste like all of the ingredients were mixed together into a mush of mediocrity.

This cigar offered distinct flavors that were both spicy and sweet. The construction was almost perfect.

I enjoyed this cigar and I would smoke it again, so the Kafie 1901 San Andres Six Forty Two earns a well-deserved CigarScore 5.

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