Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo


  • 2:11:14 PM

    Wrapper: Very oily/smooth

  • 0 min

    Band: Attractive

  • 4 min

    Not sure why this line is called oscuro, it doesn't even come close.

  • 8 min

    Vegetal

  • 8 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 11 min

    The first flavors are spices and herbs, like a fresh-baked cookie.

  • 13 min

    Pepper

  • 13 min

    Animal

  • 14 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 16 min

    Nuts/beans

  • 19 min

    Pepper

  • 19 min

    Vegetal

  • 25 min

    Herbs/spices

  • 25 min

    Nuts/beans

  • 27 min

    The flavors in this cigar are very distinctive. I can't think of another cigar like it. Maybe the Pilon in terms of distinctiveness but not the same flavor profile.

  • 27 min

    Pepper

  • 27 min

    Sweet

  • 32 min

    Vegetal

  • 40 min

    Nuts/beans

  • 40 min

    Pepper

  • 40 min

    Sweet

  • 49 min

    Nuts/beans

  • 49 min

    Sweet

  • 49 min

    Pepper

  • 49 min

    Lots of wonderfully sweet coffee flavors now, with a light pepper on the tongue.

  • 52 min

    Animal

  • 52 min

    Cream

  • 53 min

    Construction is immaculate too. Perfect draw, copious smoke, firm white ash.

  • 59 min

    Vegetal

  • 59 min

    Animal

  • 63 min

    Animal

  • 63 min

    Cream

  • 63 min

    Sweet

  • 69 min

    Animal

  • 74 min

    Toward the end, the ash gets a bit flaky. Mainly leathery flavors now.

  • 76 min

    All in all a very interesting cigar. The difference between this XO Oscuro and the previous XO is a lot bigger than between the Anejo 18 and the XO was.

  • 76 min

    Draw: Very good

  • 76 min

    Burn: Good

  • 76 min

    Ash: Good

  • 76 min

    Strength: Strong

  • Result
    Appearance 88
    Construction 83
    Complexity 88
    Dynamics 99
    Strength 75
    Total 86
Production Details

Brand Owner
Royal Agio Cigars N.V.
Factory
Royal Agio Cigars Factory
Wrapper
Mexico San Andres Negro Stalk-Cut
Binder
Dominican Olor
Filler
Dominican Olor, Nicaraguan Jalapa, Brazil Mata Norte Stalk-Cut
Size
5 x 55
Status
In production since 2018

Ratings

Score Percentile Rank
86 5 5

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