I held this cigar for a long time before lighting it and kept smelling the foot, amazed at the aroma that came off the cigar unlit! I was in no rush to set it on fire but upon lighting it I was thrilled with the taste. It seemed like every taste I ever wanted in a cigar was included, in bundles. This cigar was mild to start with and took a while to become stronger, but when it did, was held captive until it was all gone. This Trinidad is finished with a perilla, excellent quality, taste and aroma. A great smoke with subtlety and complexity for real connoseurs.