Por Larranage Encantos, a cigar of the Dalias shape with a girth of 43 and a length of 170mm. A 2010 Regional Edition Cigar was made by Habanos S.A. for Asia Pacific smokers by the request of The Pacific Cigar Company, this size & shape resembles the Ramones Allones 8-9-8 that was discontinued by Habanos S.A. some years ago.
The Por Larrañaga Encantos is a beautiful looking cigar with a honey brown wrapper that is smooth to the touch. There are some bumps up and down the cigar, as well as some veins noticeable, but the overall look is still gorgeous. There is a little more give than I would like when the cigar is squeezed, while the aroma coming off of the wrapper is a combination of sweet hay, barnyard, manure and leather.
The Por Larrañaga starts out quickly with distinct flavors of leather, cedar, sweet hay, earth, and chocolate. There is a wonderful honey sweetness that is very noticeable, but only on the retrohale, and a tiny amount of white pepper ebbs in and out. Construction-wise, the draw is a bit tighter than I would like, but still within acceptable limits and the burn is giving me no problems at all. The overall strength rises to a milder medium by the end of the first third.