The Raven: NEPENTHE is the third installment in The Raven series! The first two Raven blends set the bar stratospherically high for any release coming after it. This has to deliver...and it does!
The name "NEPENTHE" comes from the Raven poem. It's a mythical elixir that both banishes trouble from the mind--a potion that causes a welcome forgetfulness. The perfect name of the 3rd Raven blend!
The Raven: NEPENTHE is a full bodied/medium strength 6.5x43 lancero. It's wrapped in a silky Corojo Claro leaf from Nicaragua. Fillers include Nicaraguan and Peruvian; as well as some Eastern tobaccos!
First light is sultry and rich. Dark leather and black pepper blast across the palate followed by hints of hazelnut and rye whiskey. The retrohale is warming with a cinnamon burn.
After and inch, the pepper becomes more pronounced. Cashew and dried fruit begin to emerge. The sweetness is hard to describe. It's got an "exotic" taste, especially when paired with black coffee. The finish leaves the mouth with a creamy and dark spice note.
Halfway, vanilla bean and white pepper develop on the front of the flavors. Wood notes of cedar add to the peppery profile. Delicious!
The last third becomes more creamy and luscious. Hints of anise, maple and cinnamon become more prominent. The cigar becomes deeper and richer. It smokes phenomenally down to the nub. A complete finger burner!
The Raven: NEPENTHE is an unparalleled cigar! Absolutely sensational! Trust me...you'll wish you'd bought more than you did.
These will be SOLD OUT quickly. I know we sound like a broken record on this but it's true. Apologies in advance to those who miss it. Hurry and Getcha Some!
Total Production: 450