The Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown Cigar Is Still Popular TodayThe Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown cigar debuted at the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show and has been going strong ever since. The reason it has remained so popular is probably because the company put a lot of effort into its blending and construction, including an aging process that lasts 14 months. During this process, the leaves are placed in old bourbon barrels that impart a little zing into the stogies. It’s also a good example of how important the wrapper is to a stick because the company uses the same binder and fillers with another stick, only switching out the Sun Grown for a Maduro instead. However, the two stogies taste entirely different. 

The smoke has a Cuban Seed Sun Grown wrapper and a binder and fillers from Nicaragua. It’s medium brown and dry to the touch, but is also rather smooth. And though there is some variation in ring gauge between vitolas, it is a fat stick overall. Specifically, the vitolas include a Robusto (5 x 56), Epicure (6 x 56), Gordo (6 x 60), Torpedo (6 1/2 x 54) and Churchill (7 x 56). The band is also sizeable and features the name of the stick along with black, red and gold geometric ornamentation. It’s a perfect marriage between tradition and bold, which suggests a strong concept. The cold draw produces a combination of wood, natural tobacco, and sweet citrus flavors. 

During the initial third of the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown cigar, the same flavors detected on the cold draw present first, along with a surge of black pepper. The pepper doesn’t hang around for long and moves to the nose after a few draws. The sweet citrus is the dominant note during the first third, with the natural tobacco and wood notes making up the background. 

In the middle third, the flavors remain the same, for the most part though reviewers noticed a nutty taste around the midway marks. Also around the halfway point, the pepper hits again and moves into a dominant position along with the sweet citrus. The wood and natural tobacco is still present and make for well-developed secondary flavors. 

The final third of the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown cigar again keeps the same combination of flavors. The citrus and black pepper remain in the lead roles though the natural tobacco notes occasionally join them. The nutty flavor slips into the background while the wood slowly fades out completely. Even though, the pepper is strong down the home stretch, it is not harsh and the stogie itself ends off on a smooth note. 

Though the flavors are not overly complex, they are established and developed well. With this in mind, reviewers considered it a medium stick with both a strong burn and draw. Overall, it’s the kind of stick that makes two decades of work in the industry well worth it.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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