This cigar has superb construction. I opens with a gingerbread and spice profile. The Classic is silky smooth.The first inch offered some great spice. The spiciness faded into a nice creaminess and nuttiness, with some hints of nutmeg. The flavors have a light creamy coffee and a subtle hint of vanilla. As i smoke it down to the nub, I picked up notes of cedar and almond as well as the occasional flash of grassiness. The spiciness in a mild-med body cigar is lovely. Mixed with some cocoa and a range of flavors that a superb cigar like this has to offer, I find it to be one of my favorite cigars. Oh yes, I have to damn near punch the ash off the stick. It hangs on for dear life.