Covered in a milk chocolate brown wrapper, the Hamlet 25th Year Salomon is silky smooth to the touch, although there is not an abundance of oil present that I can see. The cigar is quite firm when squeezed and although there are a number of prominent veins running up and down the length, I can tell just by looking at it that the roller knew what he or she was doing. Aroma from the wrapper is a combination of oak, peanut shells, sawdust, hay and graham cracker sweetness, while the cold draw brings flavors of peanut butter, butterscotch, toast, tea leaves, cocoa nibs and slight espresso beans.
Fast forward to late last year, when Rocky Patel Shipped the newest vital in the Hamlet 25th Year line to retailers. At 7 5/8 x 55, the Hamlet 25th Year Salomon is not only the longest size so far, it is also the most expensive as well as the only one to be packaged in 10-count boxes instead of boxes of 20.
“The Salomon shape has always been my signature shape to roll,” said Paredes in a press release
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Factory: Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A.
- Wrapper: Ecuador (Habano)
- Binder: U.S.A. (Pennsylvania Broadleaf)
- Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua
- Length: 7 5/8 Inches
- Ring Gauge: 55
- Vitola: Salomon
Cigars per box: 10