Te Amo Revolution Cigars For SaleThe Te Amo Revolution cigar is another product in the Altadis line that is meant to give the brand a new look and feel. It debuted at the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show and contains Mexican tobaccos from the Turrent family. Altadis has been making fine stogies since 1918, and this one is among its stronger blends. Although Mexican tobacco is typically thought of as lighter and of lower quality, the flavors in this stick beg to differ. As a result, it is one of the more surprising blends released in 2012.

This smoke is produced with a San Andreas Negro wrapper, a San Andreas Corojo binder and Nicaraguan and San Andreas fillers. The Te Amo Revolution cigar is available in three vitolas, including Robusto (5 1/4 x 56), Toro (6 1/4 x 54) and Churchill (7 1/4 x 52). Some reviewers stated that the stogie was one of the flattest they had ever seen, owning to an oval press, though this wasn’t a problem with its performance. Many viewed this aspect as a novelty. The wrapper is medium brown with a little veining and difficult to spot seams. The paper is dry and the band is bold. The word “revolution” is spelled out in all-caps bold white type on a black background. A streak of crimson outlines the edge of the band. The paper produces faint notes of cedar and leather.

The first third of the Te Amo Revolution cigar launches with a strong punch of black pepper. Some reviewers found it similar to some Nicaraguan puros they smoked in the past. Soon, the black pepper calms down and flavors of coffee and natural tobacco join the black pepper as the primary notes. There is no true dominant taste at this point.

During the second third, the balance shifts a little and the tobacco flavors stand out the most. The coffee and black pepper are still present, but both are in the background. The strength of the stogie ramps up noticeably, according to some reviewers, and shifts from medium to medium-full. This will hold until the end of the smoke.

In the final third of the stick, the Te Amo Revolution cigar produces a slightly sweeter taste. This subsides fairly quickly and the coffee notes step up into the dominant role. The coffee and black pepper shift from primary to secondary, alternating a few times before reaching the nub. The tobacco flavor slowly tails off until it is faint at the very end. The black pepper kicks in again just before the stick burns out.

Aficionados rated the burn and draw excellent, which is an impressive feat given the shape of the Te Amo Revolution cigar. Only a few small touch-ups are needed and the draw is mostly perfect, though a bit on the tighter side. The burn temperature is ideal and the ash is firm and salt and pepper in color. This stogie is medium to full bodied and medium to full in strength. The flavors aren’t very complex, but they are deep enough to stay engaging. Novices will likely find this one a little too much to handle, but experienced aficionados will find a lot to enjoy. If anything, it may change some minds on the quality of Mexican tobacco.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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