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I have said this time and time again. In order for me to enjoy a light bodied cigar it really needs to be very, very good. Some of the better ones I have had are the Montecristo #3 and the Warped La Colmena. After smoking several of the MBombay Classic it has made my ranks of amazing light bodied cigars. I have had enough of the MBombay Classic to know that they are a damn fine stogie that have all the fixings of a keeper in my humidor. I have had them at the beach, while golfing, relaxing at home and even kayaking on the gulf. They hold up to wind and difficult weather conditions. The good people at Bombay Tobak/MBombay sent me a few of their MBombay Classic cigars to try and I soon fell in love. I would say that this cigar is a light bodied to medium bodied that is a great choice for cigar smokers who tend to stay away from full bodied cigars. Pairs great with fish, a deep stout or porter and bold bourbon.
Before I get started with the tasting notes let me just say that the artwork on the label is fantastic. So many intricate details go into the design of the MBombay Classic label. It is really beautiful and an extremely different style to the tradition cigar labels. A nice breath of fresh air to be honest. This alone from a design and marketing perspective makes it stand out on any shelf.
The MBombay Classic cigar is made up of an Ecuadorian wrapper, Dominican binder and Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian filler.
You can tell Lots of work went into the construction of the MBombay Classic cigar. Lots of tobacco sourcing in order to develop a complex and different flavor.
The MBombay Classic cigar gives off pre-puff hints of cinnamon and salted chest nut. Once I sparked it up I got beautiful notes of grass, cedar, earth, peanut and spice. This cigar has an nice light brown wrapper that shows great construction. The burn of the MBombay Classic is very balanced and delivers a mixture of grey/white ash. The draw is easy and pleasant. It is even a great smelling cigar. I have had people stop and ask me which cigar I was smoking because of its delicious smoke scent in the air. Overall, this cigar is a must try stogie that I have handed out to many of my friends because of its high quality. This cigar made me extremely excited to try other cigars in the MBombay line up; and encourages me to give lighter bodied cigars another shot. While the MBombay Classic is still considered a rare cigar their brand is starting to pop up more commonly in select brick and mortar locations across the USA. There price ranges between $8 to $11 dollars and I think it a fair price for lighted stogie this good. Check out their website to find where you can find them and check your favor online cigar retailers for details.