Don Javier Mendoza Cahuita Cañonazo


Vitola Cañonazo, Robusto Extra
Length 150mm, 5 7/8″
Ringsize 52
Diameter 20.6mm
Weight 16-17g
Strength Medium
Color claro
Wrapper Connecticut, Ecuador
Binder Ecuador
Ligero Nicaragua
Viso (Seco in Cuba) Dominican Republic
Seco (Base, Volado in Cuba) Nicaragua
Code CS6

Beautiful wrapper, just quite fine veins, medium weight. Cold draw is milk chocolate, smoke after ignition is sensational! The roll is tight but perfect! The ash is beautiful, light grey. Cold smoke, mainly cedar in the first third. Towards the end of the first third, the pepper gets a little stronger, especially in the retrohale, but it’s not at all intrusive, just enough to bring in the toasted seeds. The ash is incredibly stable.

In the second third, the pepper softens, no particular change. Slight hay on the cedar, the burn, the ash, the smell is still perfect! Medium strength, medium body, no unpleasant nicotine. Smoke is cold and dry, requires a little liquid. I washed it down with brandy, it was perfect with it. Some spiced rum is probably good too!

After 60 minutes… I’ve broken the ash off twice so far, with great difficulty. It didn’t fall off by itself at all. No nicotine taste. The strength and pepper came back. But even in retrohale it is flawless.
The cedar dominates the third third. The toasted seeds are just in the background, but very pleasant! The smoke is still cool, dry, no heat, no softening on the body.

Towards the end it intensifies, quality tobacco flavour, the cedar remains, the seeds and pepper have almost completely disappeared. A drier and drier smoke which – naturally – is now starting to warm up. The retrohahale is very pleasant, nothing spicy. I’m starting to feel the nicotine (or is it brandy?) on my head 😄

80th minute. My finger is starting to burn, I have to put it down slowly, but I feel so sorry. 😀 Starting to get bitter, but the retrohahale is still soft and delicious! Minute 90. Sadly I have to say goodbye. I really liked it!”

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