Triple Ligero X3

Size name: Toro
Length: 6.1
Ring Gauge: 52
Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro
Strength: Full

I recently decided to smoke another one of my cigars from the CI sampler. The one I went with was the K. Hansotio Triple Ligero X3.

When I first pulled this stick out of the humidor I didn’t think much of it. It has a rather plain looking band, and is mostly covered in a cedar sleeve. Once I removed the sleeve I was surprised at how good this cigar looked. It has a nice dark Brazilian Maduro wrapper.

There was a nice oily sheen to this cigar and I couldn’t wait to light it up. I used a plug cutter on the cap and got to work. The cigar starts out with bold hints of coffee and chocolate. The first inch of this cigar had a nice slow even burn to it.

After an inch or so the draw firmed up a bit and the cigar picked up more of a coffee flavor. The taste was dense and creamy. The ash was nice and firm but very ugly. It seemed that the ash was flaring out every which way, but was solid at the same time.

At about the half way point the strength picked up and the chocolate and coffee flavors faded away. The wrapper was very fragile, even being careful I ended up cracking the wrapper down towards the cap. Even with the crack in the wrapper the cigar still smoked well and it didn’t seem to ruin the flavor like other cigars in the past.

After doing a little research I learned that K. Hansotio also makes Gurkha. This particular cigar seems to be a limited edition stick.

Anyone who likes a good Maduro should check this one out.

My rating sheet can be found below.

Review Sheet: 84.5/100