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The Graycliff Crystal is perhaps the very finest of the brand, comprised of Brazilian, Nicaraguan, and Dominican tobaccos in the filler, accented by an exotically spiced Greek tobacco leaf. This scrumptious blend is wrapped in a nicely oily sun-grown Ecuadorian wrapper that lends its fuller flavor to the
As it first emerges from the humidor after a well-advised aging, the Graycliff Crystal’s unlit aroma emits a tantalizing smell of coffee, of spicy cloves, of well-aged tobacco. The sunny brown wrapper exhibits few veins. This is a pretty cigar to behold.
Once lit, hints of graham cracker, honey, vanilla, spice, and touches of sweet caramel emerge to dance lightly across the palate. These rather ephemeral flavors soon develop more strength, shifting more toward nuts and spice. Flavor picks up strength half way through, developing more notes of nuts and spice. There also very subtle undercurrents of leather, earth, and pepper detectable in these Graycliff Cigars by the more discerning aficionado. Expect to have a nicotine buzz after finishing one of these.
While the construction is notably solid compared to other cigars of the Graycliff brand, frequently described as presenting an overstuff aspect, the