The pre-light aroma is that of tobacco and grass. Pre-light taste is earthy. It left a spicy sensation where it touched my lips.This 7.5×52 stick is almost black with a firm wrapper with some tooth, few veins, packed well, and an oily, peppery aroma. First light has a loose draw, lots of billowing smoke giving a body of sweet, cedar, earthy flavors. The first third burns like a champ, getting smoother and blending well with each other giving it some complexity early on. The sweetness fades a bit about a third way in. At the half way point the flavors pickup with a slight sweet nuttiness and a creamy sweet leather exploded out of nowhere. Youd think that such a thick, oily wrapper leaf would have burn issues, but this is not the case. Its got an even burn throughout the cigar. Despite its medium body, full flavored profile, I found it to be one of the smoothest cigars Ive ever smoked.