The hype – “The Camacho SLR (Special Limited Reserve) is a fantastic blend made with a hefty dose of corojo filler and wrapped in beautiful Honduran grown Cuban seed wrapper. This superbly balanced blend offers a ton of flavor, with noticeable coffee and woodsy notes. The superior construction leads to a consistent burn every time, each producing a perfect draw, a long firm ash, and a room full of pleasing and voluminous smoke” .
The review – I’ve had this SLR in the humidor for about six months tempting me each time I open the door. I decided to enjoy it tonight and so I retreated to the deck with my bullet cutter, butane lighter and a pitcher of Smart Bottle filtered water. The prelight aroma is woodsy with a hint of ammonia indicating that this one has been well aged. I toasted the foot and immediately smelled the Corojo filler; it has a pleasantly acrid note that is easily recognizable. I took the first puff and enjoyed an easy draw that was FULL of flavor. Camacho advertised the SLR as full-bodied and they weren’t wrong. My palate was engulfed in a myriad of classic tobacco flavors with strong cedar and leather. As I continued to smoke this little beauty, I began to enjoy an espresso aftertaste and the aroma of leather. Smoke produced from this little gem was a billowing gray cloud that engulfed me in singularly pleasant aroma. At the halfway-point, I noticed a slight tar taste so I blew through to burn it off and it faded. I smoked this one right down to two fingers while enjoying the water and fresh mountain air. Ash was a tight white/gray thatextended to about an inch. This is a delightful cigar – highly recommended.