An anniversary cigar, this Honduran puro is a celebration of the Eiroa family's 10th year of growing tobacco. A medium-full strength this is a complex cigar with flavor and richness.
We love the rich dark wrapper and the cedar and chocolate earthiness aroma coming from the Camacho Select. The stick is slightly spongy when pinched, but seemingly well constructed. Ours did have a small split at the foot, but this did not hamper the burn at all.
After the clip, a cold draw produces a flavor of mature tobacco with some chocolate. The draw is very good.
After toasting and lighting, which was pretty quick, we noticed copious amounts of smoke being produced, leaving a tight, medium gray ash. The burn stayed pretty even throughout the cigar.
A Camacho cigar is known for its fullness and strength, and the Select doesn't disappoint. It begins with a strong, earthy flavor with a light sweetness and hints of coffee. The smoke is aromatic and the tingle of pepper in the back of the throat is present.
As the mid-line of the Select is approached, the flavors mellow out and become creamy. We noticed the burn line did get a little ragged here, but didn't need to be touched up. This cigar is notably strong for nicotine, so be forewarned. The pepper remains ever so slightly through the middle.
The Camacho continues its build in strength through to the end, but never seemed harsh. The finish in the final third is spiced and very enjoyable against the leathery base. Try either the robusto or the torpedo, both are excellent.