J Fuego 777 Zero Robusto
Wrapper - Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder – Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler – Nicaraguan
MSRP – $5.50
This weekend I had the chance to smoke a J.Fuego 777 Zero robusto, when the 777 Brazilian Corojo came out in 2009 after IPCPR I immediately fell in love with it, and it fell into my regular rotation. Naturally, I was excited to try something new such as the Zero, which features a Connecticut wrapper from Ecuador.
My pre-light observations show that the cigar is well constructed, the Connecticut wrapper looks very good in appearance, and is blemish free with some subtle veins. The blend is the same blend from the 777 corojo and maduro, and taking a sniff of the stick reveals aromas similar to the corojo, if not identical. I cut it with my trusty Xikar cutter and the draw was great, with rich tobacco notes which checking the draw.
First third- The Zero started off with a nice hint of spice, which stayed throughout the first third, along with a creamy taste. The burn was perfectly straight, and the ash was nice white color and held onto the cigar nicely, no flakey ash here!
Second third – the spice picked up substantially, it was far from overwhelming though. A slight taste of toast lingered on my tongue after each puff, it was quite enjoyable actually and stayed just until the beginning of the final third. The creamy taste dissipated and slowly disappeared in this portion of the cigar just before the toasty notes introduced themselves.
Final third – the toasty notes left the cigar completely, and the spice picked up tremendously, it was fairly spicy on each puff, but not overwhelming at all. The cigar never got hot and I pretty much smoked it to the nub. Over all the J.Fuego 777 Zero was quite enjoyable.
I definitely wouldn’t mind smoking it on a regular basis as a nice mild-medium morning cigar. The spice at the end was what I think made me truly enjoy this stick, as I usually prefer to smoke a more spicy, full-bodied sticks. It was a great balance of cream and spice.
Look out for these sticks at your local b&m and be sure to pick a couple up!
Review Submitted by Pat. @Patdenonville
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