You know a cigar is good when you have to put it down to type the review because the amount of smoke it puts off is so great that you can hardly see the laptop in front of you. Tonight, I am smoking the new Ramon Bueso Genesis The Project (I think I have the names in the right order). I actually received these before they were released on 07.05.12, as the band says. Cigars International has this to say:
“Genesis is a small-batch super-premium, meticulously hand-crafted by Ramon Bueso in Honduras. Who is Ramon Bueso? Trust me when I tell you he isn’t some ho-hum street corner vendor. Quite the opposite, in fact, Ramon has been an integral player in the cigar industry for nearly 4 decades. Since 1977, Ramon has been honing his mastery of cigars and has perfected every facet of cigar production. From grower to roller to master-blender to factory supervisor. Early in his career, Ramon Bueso was vital in catapulting the legendary Villazon factory to new heights, working alongside cigar legends Frank Llaneza and Estelo Padron, and producing some of the world’s biggest and most successful blends in the process. Blends you enjoy early and often, from the likes of Hoyo de Monterrey, Excalibur, Punch, and so much more.
Truth is, Ramon’s mind and hands have created more brands and blends than one can accurately count, let alone imagine. But this….this is by far his most irresistible creation yet. His raison d’etre, if you will. Genesis began as ‘The Project,’ a limited production, local favorite exclusive to the Honduran market, mostly used for gifts and events. Now available on a grander scale, the Genesis is ready to make its mark. The lush, well-aged tobaccos used to craft Genesis deliver a scrumptious and complex medium to full-bodied bouquet. An exceedingly complex core of vintage long-fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras, including select ligeros, visos, and secos. This complex recipe is expertly blended, secured inside a feisty Jamastran binder, then cloaked by a dark and inviting, triple-fermented Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper boasting gorgeous oils. From the very first puff, it’s clear this cigar is something special. Each Genesis wastes no time asserting its distinct array of eventful flavors. Thick and creamy smoke coats the palate, dusting the taste buds with hearty notes of espresso, roasted nuts, earth, and nutmeg. The finish is long and savory, offering a unique spicy-sweetness after each puff. Complex, yet highly refined and skillfully balanced, Genesis is a mere peak into the window of Ramon Bueso’s extraordinary talents. Genesis The Project….it’s just the beginning.”
Sorry for the novel but I thought it was a good story. This is probably one of the best looking and constructed cigars I have ever smoked. It is dark and oily and burns perfectly every time. This is my third cigar of these. To tell you how good the construction is on this one is; I usually always use a punch but was too lazy to go upstairs to grab my punch that I left in my pants pocket and instead used my cutter. Since I haven’t cut a toro-type of cigar in years I took off way to much and the cap actually came off all together and the cigar is still together and perfect!
But don’t let me forget about the flavor. This is not just the supermodel of cigars. It is a full-bodied beauty that is very complex and smooth. I would recommend this to anyone and I ordered a box today.