The Perdomo Edicion de Silvio was made by Nick Perdomo Jr to honor his grandfather Silvio Perdomo who went through harsh time in Cuba standing up against Fidel Castro. Nick Perdomo Sr with the help of his friends, was able to escape to the United States all the while still recovering from bullet wounds. Silvio Perdomo after spending over 12 years in prison due to anti-communist view which were contrary to Fidel Castro, eventually followed to the U.S. as well.
Born in Washington, D.C., Nick moved with his family to Miami in 1976 to be closer to relatives and their Cuban culture.Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father who were both cigar-makers in Cuba, Nick decided to pursue his passion by opening his very own cigar company. What started as a home business in his garage is now a 2000+ employee business with an 88,000 square-foot manufacturing facility producing millions of the world’s finest premium hand-made cigars every year.
Double Corona “7.6 x 50″
No. 2 Torpedo “6.1 x 54″
Robusto “5.0 x 54″
Toro “6.0 x 54″
Salomon “7.6 x 60″
Perdomo Edicion de Silvio Salomon Maduro Review
Wrapper: Sun grown Broadleaf Maduro (?)
Binder/Filler: Nicaraguan (?)
Size: 7.6 x 60
Days in Humidor: 120
Smoke Time: 2hr 20min
Location: Tasty Tobacco Shop
The wrapper has a delicious appeal to it I think even more so due to the maduro process reminding me of chocolate. The cigar has a soft feel that has more to due with the construction of the salomon as I didn’t notice this on the other vitolas. Because of the size, I’m quite impressed with the roll and lack of issues involving the wrapper except for one or two nicks. Even with the shiny texture of the band, it still looks classy and stands out. Approximately only 5 torcedores are qualified to roll the salomon and I see absolutely see how one needs to be very skillful. There was maybe one prominent vein on the cigar and the last salomon that reminded me of such quality was the LFD Salomon. During the review, the band did come off easily not damaging the wrapper.
The cut itself was clean but the wrapper cracked slightly by the head. I don’t know if this was due to my cutter needing to be sharpened but I did send mail it out in case. The initial draw is very good but I’m worried about the cracked wrapper. I would have grabbed another to review but with the price tag at $30 per smoke and rarity of it makes the situation muddled. Lighting the cigar was very easy seeing as I only had to toast the nipple. The burn was even throughout the review and only required one touch up because the underside was not burning correctly mid way. Even with the issue of the wrapper, the draw was above average for the most part but did tighten up in the last third. Plenty of smoke was given off by the Perdomo Edicion de Silvio Salomon Maduro especially on double draws. Lastly, the ash held on for an average of 1.5 inches though once in a while it would reach almost two inches.
The aroma from the wrapper were not as strong as it could have been considering the coffin in which the cigar resided in was of cedar. The foot had notes of faint spice and aged tobacco. The initial draw had notes of mild spices, coco and it wasn’t too strong in terms of presence of flavors but I’m assuming this will change once I get past the nipple. There is a certain underlying sweetness that is noticeable getting into the first third. The first part reminds me of espresso, cream and pepper on the long finish. The Perdomo Edicion de Silvio Salomon Maduro aren’t overly complex nor full of strength but it does feel balanced.
In the second third, there is a sugary/syrupy sweetness with the pepper sitting awhile on the palate though none of which are overpowering. This is similar to just getting a taste of mild pepper just enough to know what’s there but not something dominating the profile. Halfway through, notes of wood and nut undertones start playing a role. The cigar feels balanced but I wish the flavors would be more noticeable . Finishing up the last third, wood notes start to dominate the cigar while the other flavors fall back a bit.
- The cracked wrapper did bother me during the review and could have affected the quality of the review if I didn’t keep my finger on the wrapper. That being said, this would have been more of an issue had I smoked 3 of these with all of them having the same problem.
- The Perdomo Edicion de Silvio Salomon Maduro started off well in the first third but felt the 2nd is where this cigar could have improved to make a world of difference.
- The cigar lasted almost 2.5 hours for the review and I could have gotten maybe another 20 minutes out of it. Even so, this cigar came across as a medium bodied with medium complexity. As stated earlier, perhaps the cigar would have done better had the flavors been more prominent.
- I’ve enjoyed the torpedo on various occasions and while this is a fun shape to smoke and comes with a beautiful coffin, I think other vitolas may do this blend better justice and score a few points higher based upon my experience. (torpedo).
- Is this cigar worth $30? One could say you’re paying for the individual packaging or the labor that goes into making this vitola. Price doesn’t play a role in my reviews and score. However, I choose cigars to smoke based upon flavor and construction. If you do have the $30 sitting around and go into smoking this cigar with an open mind, you might not be disappointed. But I would just spend $10 less and purchase the vitolas that I know are very good for this blend.