The first batches of the Southern Draw Cedrus Hogan began to hit many retail shelves in September. Since then I have smoked several of these cigars. With about two months time passed, I assess the Cedrus Hogan to be a cigar that has greatly benefited from additional time in the humidor. It’s a well-constructed cigar and while it’s not a cigar that undergoes radical flavor transitions, it does deliver some very nice flavor. Given an Indonesian wrapper with a cigar named “Cedrus”, my expectations was a cedar-forward flavor profile. This turned out to not be the case – and that was a good thing. Finally, I found the box-pressed belicoso fino format of the Cedrus Hogan worked quite well.
This is a cigar I could recommend to a novice or experienced cigar enthusiast. As for myself, this is a cigar I would reach for and smoke again. The way it’s smoking now, it garners box worthy consideration.
Key Flavors: Chocolate Citrus, Mineral, Cedar, Pepper
Value: Box Worthy Consideration