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Up for review today is a Victor Sinclair Vintage Select.

Size:Huge 6×70
Wrapper: Brazil
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano
Price: $2.00 Cigarbid gift from a friend
Paired with: cup of Starbucks House Blend

It should be noted the cigar comes in four other different sizes:
Churchill 7 X 50
Robusto 5.5 x 50
Toro 6 X 50
Torpedo 6.5 X 54

Construction & Appearance:
From the looks of this cigar, when it arrived in the mail, I naturally assumed there was no way I would ever smoke it. But, with three months in the humidor, I decided it was worth a shot, and it was taking up some good space. It looked excellent upon removing the cellophane. Once I did, I liked it all the more. Beautiful, dark wrapper! Slightly rigid, rough skin texture beautiful dark oily cigar with no soft or hard spots.

Pre-lit:
After cutting the cap with my scissors, which took a bit longer than normal, I got a dry draw of nuts and hints of chocolate.

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1st: Great draw for such a huge cigar! I picked up within just a few puffs, tons of chocolate, nuts, coffee, and cream.

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2nd: Absolutely shocked at how smooth and pleasant this cigar is with the same flavors and aromas coming from this cigar of chocolate and coffee.

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3rd: Picked up even more here with flavors and tastes of mocha, cream, and the continuing chocolate and coffee. This is truly a chocolate bar! It ashed seconds after this pic was taken. I was very surprised at the consistency and the ash! Excellent cigar.

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Conclusion: This thing is huge! It was one of those cigars that was given to me as a funny thought, and yet, with some boldness at being willing to try it, I was very pleasantly surprised. I am glad they have other sizes, and yet at the same time, I’m excited that I have a few more of these in the humidor. This thing’s a beast. And yet, it’s super mild. You don’t have to eat a steak or two before smoking this one. Pick one up, I dare ya!

Long ashes,
Frankie

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