5 Vegas High Primings Review

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It’s been a while since we’ve reviewed a 5 Vegas stogie. We’ve reviewed the 5 Vegas classic and now bring you a review on the modified version known as the 5 Vegas High Primings. This cigar is essentially a more developed and dynamic version of the classic and 5 Vegas does a great job of making it unique while staying along the lines of the classic.

About the cigar:

“5 Vegas High Primings is a breed of epic proportions – a creature formed by embracing a highly skillful and unrivaled approach. By carefully employing tobaccos solely from the tobacco plant’s highest, most sun-drenched primings, the results are extraordinary. Oily, thick and brimming with rich nutrients, these leaves offer a hearty, rich smoke, that is complex and supremely polished. Layers of nuances greet the senses, as its silky texture and unique cherry-esque core demand your attention.”

- http://www.cigars5vegas.com/high_primings.aspx

Construction:

The Nicaraguan Habano wrapper is an aged hazelnut color with very few noticeable veins aside from a few thicker veins that can be seen in the photo. It’s a nicely packed cigar with a good firm feel to it and once lit, has a very clean even burn. When lit, this cigar has a slightly loose draw but it’s not exactly a “nuisance” but rather a good thing if you enjoy getting a lot of quality smoke in a single draw. The ash is a light grey with very little flaking. Overall, this is a quality cigar with a great appearance; the classic 5 Vegas band accompanied by a retro “High Primings” band.

Flavor:

Starting with the wrapper aroma we get a creamy cocoa scent that gives a little hint to the creamy and rich flavors you experience with the smoke. The cold draw reveals a light pepper with some dark fruit undertones before being lit and taking a complete change. The aroma shifts to a creamy earth and spice pairing while the flavors of the first third begin with a medium bodied spice with earth, cream, and a light cherry note. The 2nd third is where this cigar starts to mellow out and adds a little more cream with some light nut on the side, really giving this the smooth and balanced flavor that makes this a great smoke. The final third begins to pick up a little more and the cherry, spice, and additional leather begin to take over until the end.

Rating:

90

Stats:

Name: 5 Vegas High Primings
Strength: Medium-Full
Wrapper: Habano
Origin: Nicaragua
Shape: Churchill, Corona, Double Corona, Gordo, Robusto, Torpedo
Flavored: No
Pressed: No, Yes
Machine Made: No
Has Tip: No
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Sweet: No
Price: $4.50-$5.50 per

Posted on September 12, 2013, in Cigar Reviews and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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