Mike G Premium Cigars Super Connecticut Cigar Review By Chris LaPointe
Without further ado, onto the cigar. Mike Gs Super Connecticut is a very pretty cigar. It uses a Shade Grown Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. And if you know much about Shade versus Sun Grown leaves this makes a much lighter and thinner leaf with little to no veins that gives an ultra tight and smooth finish to the wrapping. It’s very pretty and perfect to say the least. Typically I don’t smoke lighter sticks as I’m a big fan of Maduros (often Sun Grown broadleafs from Connecticut). However a lighter stick like this is absolutely perfect for a morning smoke with your coffee or a day at the beach. Underneath the wrapper is a Ecuadorean binder with premium long-fillers from both the Dominican and Nicaragua. Well, I love tobaccos from all of these regions and looking as pretty as this stick with its badass band, I can say I am excited to try these (I smoked 3 for this review).
Here we go with my Sniff-Sniff test and right away my nose is filled with beautiful notes of cedar and nuts. I can’t specify exactly what nuts but I’m loving it all the same. I recently received a beautiful box gift set with a cutter, lighter, cigar tube and other things from El Pama (check out this gorgeous set ) so I brought these along as they were perfect for traveling. I used the cutter to open this cigar and take a Cold-Draw.. WOW, the cedar is definitely there only now the nuts have been replaced by something sweet. Maybe vanilla but I can’t quite distinguish it just yet. I am most definitely excited to light this up and take my first draw.
After lighting the Super Connecticut I am met with notes of cedar (as I expected) and the vanilla is gone and we are back to nuts. Almonds. It is most definitely almonds. I can immediately distinguish it now and damn, it’s good. Smooth and easy draw with those beautiful flavors. Making my way through the First-Third the flavors stay consistent with an earthy undertone. The retrohale delivers some tasty white pepper that I quite enjoy.
Heading into the Second-Third of this cigar, it makes a nice transition, losing the almonds and replacing them with a mild leathery note. The retrohale still produces white pepper. No complaints here. The smoke output is lighter but smooth and enjoyable.
Moving into the Final-Third of the Super Connecticut from Mike G Premium Cigars it makes yet another transition dropping the leather and bringing back that beautiful vanilla I tasted in the Cold-Draw. YES! Who doesn’t like vanilla? If you don’t, you’re wrong. The retrohale proves consistent, still bringing the beautiful white pepper finish.