I went into the local cigar store today, and while I had no specific expectations I did find a little treasure for a great price. Black Market by Alec Bradley is a great smoke. It’s a complex cigar that is made from four (Yes I said 4) country blends consisting of long leaf fillers from Nicaragua, Panama, and Honduras all wrapped in a Sumatra binder, and bound by a Nicaraguan maduro wrapper. The Sumatra tobacco leaf is originally from the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and is on the sweeter side. This cigar is a medium to full cigar and not recommended for first time cigar smokers.
This cigar produced a nice think smoke and maintained an even burn throughout. While you enjoy this cigar, you will find that the Sumatra binder offers a cinnamon and earthy undertone with a slightly sweet finish and it’s peppery notes increase as the cigar reaches its full potential. The over all experience was enjoyable and will defiantly be going back for more by Alec Bradley.
Flavor Profile: Spicy Peppery Notes, Earthy Undertones, Dry Finish
Shapes: Churchill, Corona, Gordo, Robusto, Toro, Torpedo
Wrapper: Maduro, Nicaraguan
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, Panamanian