Lately I’ve been trying to catch up on some cigars that I’ve heard a lot about and have wanted to try. The 262 Revere is one of those, and I find myself trying to figure out what the hell took me so long. Oh yeah that thing they call work, going to have to do something about that.
262 cigars is the vision of Clint Aaron. Manufactured in the Plasencia factory in Esteli the cigar is Nicaraguan all around. The wrapper is Nicaraguan Jalapa, the double binder Jalapa, and Esteli, and the fillers, Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa.
Construction & Pre-Light; 17/20
The cigar is a beautifully presented Corona with some oil, few veins, and barely visible wrapper seams. The sniff yields a nice amount of rich coffee, and spice. The foot gives off much of the same, as well as the dry draw.
The 262 Revere started off with a wonderful amount of rich coffee and spice notes. I’m usually excited by such a beginning, yet try to keep my emotions at bay in case of disappointment. Definitely not the case here. As the cigar progressed into the first third the coffee and spice notes stayed rich and delicious, accompanied by some great wood notes. Suffice it to say the first third had me intrigued.
The second third continued on with the flavors from the first. The addition in this third became some wonderful cocoa notes. The cocoa wasn’t what I’d call a “primary” note, yet added more intrigue to this already enjoyable smoke.
The final third, as no surprise, stayed flavorful. the dominant notes were the wood, which took on a more heavy cedar taste, and the spice. The finish was an absolute strong and flavorful one and by no means harsh. I found it hard not to take this all the way down to the nub. Excellence in tobacco by far.
Draw, Burn, & Ash;
The draw was positively spectacular from start to finish, each puff yielding a great amount of flavorful smoke, and producing a pleasing aroma. 20/20
The burn was fabulous as well. I only remember one extremely slight shot from my lighter needed. 18/20
The ash was firm, falling only at my command well past the inch mark. I only tapped twice. Outstanding. 20/20
The 262 Revere is one that will undoubtedly be a box purchase and find a front and center position in my rotation. I really can’t express how much I enjoyed this wonderfully, complex experience the Revere offered. The coffee, wood, spice, and cocoa, made for an exceptional cigar from start to finish. For me it is one of those cigars that make you keep coming back for more, uniquely memorable. “Smoke the revolution” is displayed on the band, and it is without a doubt a revolution in flavor, construction, and simple enjoyment. If you haven’t tried it I highly advise you do, I don’t think you’ll be sorry. As always I thank you for reading and long ashes to all! -Evan
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