Table 36 Peacemaker review by Don José

Hey team, Don José here back with another review.


Today we have the

Peacemaker

by Table 36 Cigars



If this is your first time here, my reviews rate each cigar on 10 factors and each factor gets a rating out of 10 giving me an overall out of 100. The 10 factors are: Construction, Draw, Burn, Flavour, 1/3 overall, 2/3 overall, 3/3 overall, Journey (how well it flows), Complexity & Value for money.

 

Brand new to New Zealand, and for the first time outside of the US, we have the Peacemaker by Table 36 cigars.


"A tribute to the great westerns of Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, and Clint Eastwood. From the exploded shaggy foot to the re-imagined Table 36 logo reminiscent of a Texas Ranger badge, The Peacemaker harkens back to the day of Railroad Towns, Saloons, and Gunslingers."


let’s take a look at how this stick is put together.

It is made by Plasencia in Danlí with a Nicaraguan wrapper, Brazilian mata fina binder and fillers from Azacualpa and the Jamastran Valley in Honduras, as well as Nicaraguan tobacco from Jalapa. The company describes the cigar as medium-bodied.


Details:

  • Brand: Table 36

  • Size: 'The Judge' 7x52

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua

  • Binder: Brazilian

  • Filler: Jamastran and Azacualpa in Honduras and Jalapa in Nicaragua


The shaggy foot on this stick is over an inch long, creating some discussion as to if it is a 6x52 or a 7x52... but either way, it really gives you a solid amount of time to sample the binder and filler before the wrapper kicks in and dominates.


The Peacemaker joins Table 36's two existing lines, Fellowship and Integrity.



Ok, so now let's talk a little about the wrapper... Well.. we would.. if it was disclosed, but seeing as it's not, and the binder is, here's a bit about the awesome binder Table 36 have chosen


In the Reconcavo Basin in Brazil’s eastern state of Bahia, three main tobaccos are cultivated. They are all variations of Mata Fina, which translates to thin forest, a reference to the region’s wiry vegetation, which is in sharp contrast to the dense jungle of the Amazon.


Like Connecticut Broadleaf, Mata Fina tobacco is grown under direct sunlight and is stalk-cut, which results in the smooth, rich, and naturally sweet flavour premium Maduro and Oscuro wrappers are known for.


Farmers grow cigar tobacco in the different microclimates of Bahia for different components of a handmade cigar. The tobacco is cured extensively before it's rolled.


The three primary Mata Fina tobaccos are:

Mata Sul tobacco comes from the southern area of Mata Fina. Abundant rainfall and fertile soil contribute to the tobacco’s mild body and flavour, but it is tough to harvest because much of the crop is grown on steep hillsides.


Mata Săo Gonçal is an excellent wrapper crop because neighbouring cocoa farmers fertilise the soil with natural compost that imparts much flavour to the tobacco.


Mata Norte is grown in the north of Reconcavo in an arid climate where the tobacco is cured in open air, imparting a particularly vigorous flavour. This crop makes for an ideal filler and is characterised by notes of coffee beans and nuts.



Ok, so let's get into the review.

Construction

This is an outstanding looking cigar, nice dark and oily wrapper rolled tight with a perfect wrap leading into the shaggy foot,


Burn & Draw Great burn and draw, that is once you reach the wrapper. The inch or so of shaggy foot burns fast and erratic and the draw is a little weak, but thats to be expected with no wrapper keeping it in line, so no points deducted.

Flavour & Complexity Some awesome flavours coming through. First and foremost is nuts, with hits of coffee and leather. It has a nice creamy blend that sits perfectly with the mid strength and a sweetness that I contribute to the Mata Fina. The complexity side is the sticks weakest point, it's not bland by any means, but I feel it could do with slightly more variety in the profile.

Strength Medium slightly increasing throughout.


Enjoyment / Journey This is a fun cigar, while the shaggy foot isn't anything new, the approach to it in this instance is, and the little tribute story of the ol' western works for me at least. There is also a nice progression throughout this cigar that keeps you interested.

Overall This is a great cigar, and an impressive release so early in a new companies line. I am interested to see how the other sizes smoke, I feel that The Judge is rather large for this style of cigar, but it worked great. All in all an exciting new addition to the humidors of NZ. Also a big congrats to Canteros for being the first international retailer to stock these awesome new sticks!



I rate this cigar 89 points.


A look at the numbers.


Construction -- 10/10

Burn -- 9/10

Draw -- 9/10

Flavour -- 9/10

Complexity -- 7/10

First 1/3 -- 8/10

Second 1/3 -- 9/10

Third 1/3 -- 10/10

Journey -- 9/10

Value -- 9/10





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Enjoy your read with a good cigar.