Wrapper: Nicaraguan-Habano Sun Grown
Shape: Double Robusto
Size: 5 x 54
The Nica Libre Potencia based off Cuban style with the triple cap has a oily dark brown wrapper with a hint of red, small amount of veins, and smells earthy. Also firm to the touch with no soft spots I noticed. This is a small-batch from the Oliva family. The name “Potencia” mean “power” in spanish which can be somewhat seen in this cigar. It’s a fuller-bodied than the standard Nica Libre. The initial draw was smooth with a little bit of effort but, nothing to really annoy someone and produced a decent amount of smoke. The initial flavors that were present was a earthyness like a wood with a small amount of spice that was accompanied with an underlying sweetness. First third of this stick keeps the earthy wood profile with the spice becoming a more prominent figure now. The ash is white with a small amount of grey splashed in here and there. The body is for the most part medium and not really strong as I heard some people say. The smoke is creamy and as I begin the second third the spice goes down more turning into kind of a pink pepper. A note of nuts was in and out during the second third aswell. The ash is holding firm at this point too. The final third still remains with the creamy spice, prominent nut notes and a earthy tone. As for the finish it is long and remains the same as before. Overall this a pretty good stick with the warm profile of flavors. I say try this if you want a overall average stick for mowing the lawn or taking the dog on a walk.