Berger & Argenti Clasico

A few months back I reviewed the Berger & Argenti Mooch which I really enjoyed. Shortly after trying the Mooch for the first time I began sampling the Clasico line. So a couple days ago I was digging though my humidor and found a couple of them in the bottom of a tray and decided to fire them up for this review.

Name: Clasico
Company: Berger & Argenti
Made in: Esteli, Nicaragua
Wrapper: Stalk-cut Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan
Price: $5.50/stick
Comes in: Box of 20
Vitola: Rothschild (5″ x 50)

Pre-Light

The Clasico has a simple understated band that nearly seamlessly blends in with the silky caramel colored wrapper leaf. Tiny veins weave them selves throughout the wrapper but are mostly undetectable by touch. The filler tobacco appeared to be evenly bunched and the triple cap was expertly applied. Both the wrapper and foot had a light aroma of hay and tobacco.

Final Thoughts

After firing up the Clasico I quickly got a mesh of flavors that I couldn’t easily describe. The draw was absolutely perfect and produced a high volume of smoke. at around the quarter inch mark I could begin to separate and identify some of the flavors. Hints of hay and lightly roasted coffee coated my palate and finished with a dry woodiness. The cigar burned evenly from beginning to end only needing to be ashed twice.

In my opinion the Berger & Argenti Clasico was a nice mild to medium bodied cigar with a favorable flavor profile. The cigar was well balanced as the hay flavors tended to be sweet while the coffee tended to be a little bitter. I will likely smoke more of these in the future, but tend to still prefer the Berger and Argenti Mooch. So it’s safe to say that I would recommend trying the Berger & Argenti Clasico. If you prefer mild to medium cigars this stick is right up your alley. However, if you’re into “strong” cigars then the Clasico might be laking that kick you’re looking for; although I still think it’s worth a try. I think the Clasico would best be enjoyed in the morning with a cup of coffee or in the evening with a sweet, not peaty, scotch.

As always I’d love to hear any comments you might have.

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