With the weather getting colder I’m starting to look for even more coronas to add to my smoking rotation. I’ll sit out in the cold in just about any conditions to enjoy a cigar, but sometimes conditions only allow for a short smoke. So a couple weeks ago I found the Mooch “Minnie”, from Berger & Argenti, in a local shop and though I’d give it a try.
Company: Berger & Argenti
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sun Grown Connecticut seed
Binder: Jalapa, Nicaragua
Filler: Esteli, Nicaragua
Comes in: Box of 30
Vitola: Minnie (4 3/4″ x 42 Corona)
I think the Berger & Argenti Mooch is everything I could ask for in a budget friendly cigar. This stick was mild but full of flavor. The cigar started off with a nice blast of baking spice that quickly mellowed to reveal a mix of flavors that kept my taste buds interested. The predominant flavor was a hearty light roasted coffee and dry woodiness. The spice was present throughout the entire cigar, but was much less intense from the initial quarter inch. The draw was perfect and yielded a creamy smoke. All in all this was a well balanced cigar did not disappoint me. I find the best pairing for this cigar is a cup of coffee, which works nicely since I think the Mooch is a perfect morning cigar.
The Mooch gets my full recommendation. This stick will work nicely for those that enjoy mild cigars, but still provides enough flavor to satisfy the taste buds of smokers like me.