I had heard good things about the Liga Privada line from my friends at BlackOpsTobacco (find more information about these guys through their podcast, twitter or youtube channel), so I picked up a couple sticks from the good folks at pipesandcigars.com. I bought two T9’s and two T52’s and was able to enjoy a T52 while relaxing on a mini-vacation this weekend in the Dallas area. Here are the details on the cigar:
- Size: 5×52 (Robusto)
- Wrapper: American Habano
- Binder: Brazillian Mata-Fina
- Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua
- Strength: Medium/Full
While my son and wife napped, I slipped down to the hotel’s garden area with my T52. Upon inspection, this cigar was a real feast for the eyes. The dark chocolate colored wrapper was firm and tight. I was equally impressed with the quality of the band too. I took time to read it since I appreciate artistic cigar bands. I used my trusty bullet cutter since I had forgotten my guillotine at home.
The loose draw was a bit of a surprise to me since the wrapper was so firm. I could tell from the first few draws that I would need to take my time with this cigar to keep it from burning too hot. Unfortunately, the Arlington winds were so strong that I think they played at least a small factor in an uneven burn.
From the start, the Liga Privada T52 produced a ton of smoke. And right from the beginning, the flavors were crazy good: coffee, caramel, spice, cocoa–all were there. It seemed as if the flavors changed with each drag! As far as body is concerned, the T52 started off rather mild but it definitely didn’t stay there. The T52 built in intensity as the cigar progressed and ended with the strength of a full bodied cigar.
All in all, I would recommend you try the Liga Privada T52. And I suggest you check out the botcast for everything tobacco related.