El Rey del Mundo Balthasar ER Báltico 2009. One of the classic Cuban cigars, El Rey del Mundo boasts a mixture of fine tobaccos and rich aromas. This is a release for the Baltic region, released in the year 2009. Hand rolled with selected tobacco leaves from one of the highest quality tobacco farms in Cuba.
There were 1,200 numbered 10 count semi Boite nature boxes released in 2009
The wrapper is a deep hazelnut hue. Smooth to the touch. The construction is excellent. Firm throughout the cigar with no soft spots and a slight give when squeezed. The triple cap looks great and the foot is packed. Aromas of mocha, honeysuckle and touches of leather emanate from the wrapper.
The draw is firm. Decent air flow with a touch too much resistance. Chocolate cookies, honey, ginger snaps, leather and earth come from the cold draw.
Light cinnamon, ginger snaps, leather, earth and touches of citrus to start. Strength is at a medium bodied level. Beautiful combination with the right strength level. Divine start.
The draw is good and the smoke production is excellent. The burn is razor sharp and the ash is a ‘dirty’ white.
The retrohale is lush and vibrant. Delicate layers of cinnamon, light oak, ginger snaps and citrus move easily through the nasal passages.