First there was Grand Cru, a rare blend utilizing only the finest hand-selected tobaccos from Nick Perdomo's 2004 crop. Proving to be an excellent year, Nick Perdomo planned a new crop in 2006 to carry the torch forward. Enter the next phase of Grand Cru cigars, Grand Cru 2006.
The Grand Cru Double Maduro is a de-lish morsel from start to finish. It all begins with a chocolaty brown Nicaraguan Maduro wrapper oozing with ample oils. This sultry leaf houses a Nicaraguan maduro binder, and an all Cuban-seed core of Nicaraguan long-fillers. Before rolling, these fillers are set down for a 9 month slumber in Spanish cedar aging rooms, allowing the tobaccos to achieve their full potential. The end result is a medium to full-bodied cigar exploding with notes of espresso, dark chocolate, spices, and a slightly sweet finish. Pack all this into the beefy 60-ring frame, and you've got a slow burning top-notch jawbreaker from Tabacalera Perdomo.
I wanted to give this one a try as I really like a good maduro. Really fell in love with the 20th anniversary that is currently on the shelves. Have to say the gran cru did not disappoint. It starts out on the medium side but has a real great taste. As it burns it gets a more full and finishes with a great sweet spicy taste. I will no doubt grab a box for the humidor. I can't wait to try this with a crown on the rocks. Should only enhance the tastes