Transitions begin after 1-1/2” burned. Slippery notes of lemon, creaminess, black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon (the baking type, not the Red Hots version), milk chocolate, and vanilla cupcakes. Amazingly, the strength becomes irrelevant. A nice depth and balance to the limited flavor profile that gives the cigar some real character ... I really like the Sfumato in C Major. It has been a long time since I truly enjoyed a mild strength cigar. Yet, at this point, it has moved on to more of a medium political stand.
The Crowned Heads Sfumato in C Major is a case of not judging a book by its cover. Although the presentation may not be as flashy as some of the other Crowned Heads offerings, the flavor delivery is balanced and engaging through the first and second thirds. The last third is fairly linear with a largely wood driven profile. The burn was nearly perfect with a single touch-up, and the draw was in the ideal range. I would smoke the Sfumato in C Major again, as I think it was a pleasant and enjoyable experience.