San Cristobal Revelation – Cigar Review

The San Cristobal Revelation was the fourth line in the San Cristobal brand, and it was released at the 2013 IPCPR. The smokes are constructed in Nicaragua, under the watchful eyes of Jose “Pepin” Garcia, and they are deemed one of the best in the San Cristobal line. The Revelation features a milk chocolate Ecuador Sumatra wrapper paired with a hand-selected blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers. The blend creates a medium to full-bodied cigar that entices the palate with perfection.

 

The Blend

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Body: Medium/Full
Size: 5 x 54
Price: $7-$10

 

The Review

 

00:00.

Upon the light up, the San Cristobal Revelation has a good draw. It presents with very little spice and lots of smoke to roll on the exhale.

 

San Cristobal

00:15.

The Cristobal offers an earthy walnut flavor and very little spice. The burn is even. It gives off a good amount of smoke after drawing, which has sweet aroma.

 

San Cristobal

00:30.

At this point, the Revelation has an even burn.  The cigar is featuring a smooth dry oaky flavor with a subtle sweetness on the pallet, which is a pleasant surprise.

 

San Cristobal

00:33.

The first ash falls off.

 

00:45.

There is a slight sweetness. It’s hard to really pinpoint this flavor, and it’s very faint almost reminiscent of cherries; very pleasant.  I am not noting any spiciness at this point.

 

San Cristobal

01:00.

It still has a clean dry oaky flavor, no spice, very faint sweetness, and offers lots of smoke with an easy draw.

 

San Cristobal

01:15.

The cigar flavor is very clean and pleasant to the palate. The Revelation has a great finish.

 

The Conclusion

The fit and finish of the San Cristobal Revelation was very nice. The Sumatran wrapper had a very nice feel and no defects were evident. I was surprised at how good this cigar was.  I was expecting a spicy-pepper bite, which it did provide at the start, however the San Cristobal Revelation turned out to be more enjoyable in an unexpected way.  It started-out with a small bit of spice, then the “revelation” began.  The Revelation turned out to be a very smooth with slightly sweet smoke with lots of flavor and it was very consistent.  I really enjoyed how stable the flavor was throughout the entire cigar. Although I did not notice what was described by the San Cristobal website in ways of flavor, it was very enjoyable all its own.  I would definitely recommend trying this one.  It is a perfect change during the fall season for all cigar smokers. Enjoy!

 

-Wandering Tom

 

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