Cigar Reveal #201
The Surrogates Satin Glove, part of the L'Atelier lineup, offers a unique experience with a Mexican San Andres wrapper. With a dark and slightly rough texture, it exudes earthy aromas. The initial draw presents bitter earth, pepper, and cocoa powder. As it progresses, flavors balance out with cedar, herbal, and semi-sweet chocolate notes. Red pepper flakes accentuate the retrohale. The second third emphasizes herbal elements and sweet chocolate while reducing the pepper. Towards the end, bitter cocoa and earthiness return, though with less sweetness. Despite some bitterness, the cigar maintains good construction and burn. While not a top pick, it's worth trying for San Andres fans who appreciate earthy and bitter profiles.