Mi Querida, is Spanish for “my mistress.” The name of this cigar states it well. She appears to be pretty and well put together on the outside. On the inside I would describe her as secretly full of sass, bold, and full of the unexpected. I purchased this cigar through a cigar club I am member of. Little did I know how wild this Nicaraguan powerhouse would be. If you enjoy strong cigars partnered with a robust liquor, consider the Mi Querida Ancho Largo.
As I inspected the outside of the cigar I viewed a well constructed cigar with minimal veins throughout the wrapper. The smell of fresh tobacco was far from subtle. The drink of choice was a nice dram of Woodford Reserve with this 90 plus rated cigar.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Factory: Nicaraguan American Cigar S.A. (NACSA)
Known for their expression “Cigars without compromise,” Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust have an exceptional line of cigars in my opinion. Mi Querida is a creation of founder, owner, and master blender, Steve Saka. His list of credentials is pretty extensive and after viewing his resume, there is no question he has the authority on this one.
From my point of view this man is classy, a gentleman, and a business savage to follow. Steve has authored several books and articles on the subject of cigars. He has also worked with famous companies such as J.R. Cigars and Drew Estate, which I am personally fond of. He then went on to own his own company, Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust.
My Personal Review
Initially I picked up a lot of pepper from the first several draws. The taste of spice, chocolate and sweetness on the wrapper was very present. Mi Querida burned evenly with no issues.
Halfway through I noticed the pepper decreases, picking up some of that traditional tobacco aroma and flavor. I was taken back in time for a few minutes into what seemed like vintage America. As time passed it smoothed out and eventually I started to pick up some sweetness.
Towards the end of this fabulous smoke, I honestly decided to throw in the towel. Why? There is nothing more convicting for me than wasting a well-made cigar. My reasoning is due to the strength of the cigar. I just couldn’t finish it. The strength of “My mistress” definitely increased dramatically and was hard to stomach. If you like a powerful well built cigar and a robust drink, this one is for you.
It will cost you around $9.00 a cigar and that’s a great price for a 90 plus out of 100 rated cigar. On a personal scale of 1-5, I give it a 4 on my scale. For me this is a medium to full-bodied cigar that is an instant hit. You are looking at a 1 1/2-2 hour smoke. She is powerful and bold, but a great cigar which will cause you to slow down and enjoy creating your own story.
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