The cigar is nicely packed in a cedar sleeve held by two bands. In the first third, the woodsy flavors are skillfully mixed with peppery notes. One inch in, the spice disappears and I begin smoking a uni-dimensional but perfectly enjoyable cigar with dominant cedary flavors. The draw and the amounts of smoke are excellent. Even though there is not much evolution, the smoke is very comfortable and soothing. Perfect for a beginner or occasional smoker.