Having recently enjoyed the Leccia Black extremely, I highly anticipated getting right into the other part of the lineup. The Leccia White. The release is exactly as one would imagine, Black and White, night and day.
The Leccia White is comprised of another unique blend. It sports an African Sun Grown wrapper, binder from Ecuador, and fillers of Nicaraguan Ligero, and Pennsylvania Seco.
Construction & Pre-Light; 17/20
The Leccia White was another beauty. The cigar felt well packed, no soft spots detectable. I found maybe one vein, and no wrapper seams. A sniff of the cigar served up some wood and earthy notes and a hint of sweetness. The foot offered the same wood and earth, with an addition of spice. A straight cut to the cap and the dry draw gave me cedar, spice, and the sweetness seemed a little more like coca.
The White began with an enjoyable burst of flavors. Cedar and pepper played the initial roles. The first third of the cigar stayed pretty much with this profile, and right before delving into the second third I noticed some of the cocoa flavor coming through adding a sweet note to the cigar. This added a lovely dimension to the White.
The second third eased in with the tasty notes of cedar, pepper, and cocoa playing well balanced roles making the cigar extremely enjoyable. Throughout most of the second third all flavors stayed in play and the Ligero was doing its part adding just the right kick to the cigar. Towards the end of the second third the cocoa began to ease out of the profile, accentuating once again the cedar and pepper.
The final third was a nice woody and peppery finish. By no means did I find it too strong, even as the Ligero once again was adding the right kick. The finish was a flavorful one forcing me once again to take the cigar as far as possible and enjoying every minute of it.
Draw, Burn& Ash;
The draw was perfect. It offered with each pull, a plentiful amount of delicious smoke, hitting the palate and leaving a lasting impression. 20/20
The burn was up there with the best of them. An almost razor-sharp line from foot to nub. 19/20
The ash as strong as they come holding well past an inch, and probably would’ve held on longer had I not tapped it into my tray. 19/20
I said in the Black review that should one enter or re-enter a business there is a way to do it. This debut line proves that Sam Leccia knows exactly how to do it. Not one, but two cigars, completely different, and both amazing cigars to smoke. Their unique blends are sure to attract many a smoker. The White was a fantastic journey of cedar, pepper, and cocoa, all playing dynamite roles, balancing to each other at just the right moments. It was truly an enjoyable experience, and I made the same mistake with these as well, only got a five pack. I’ll be logging on to Smoke Inn soon enough to procure a box of these beauties as well. I’d love to see what some age does to both. Bravo Sam and welcome back! As always I thank you for reading and long ashes to all! -Evan
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