Trinidad Fundadores - 24 cigars [40 x 7.6]
The Trinidad Fundadores, originally restricted to diplomats and officials, is indeed one of Cuba’s finest smoke.
- • Elegant and perfectly rolled. Complex cigar with smooth flavors of wood, earth, coffee and plenty of spices.
- • Strong and powerful cigar, body between medium-full and full.
This cigar is simply a must-try for every Cuban enthusiast.
The Trinidad Fundadores comes in a varnished semi boite nature box of 24 cigars with Habanos Packing Code SBN-VW-n-6-n-24
Length: 192 mm (7.6 inches)
Diameter: 15.75 mm
Ring gauge: 40
Shape: Lonsdale / Laguito Especial
The cigar is looking good, with a rather refined appearance. Its long shape, its uniform creamy chocolate wrapper and the oil sheen on its surface are a delight to the eyes. To the touch, the Fundadores is smooth, it has minimal veining, and it is rolled and filled to the perfection, not overfilled, not underfilled. To top it all, the cap is beautiful and the seams are invisible.
Before lighting up
The cold aroma coming off the wrapper smells is sweet. There is mainly some cedar aroma, due to the extra sheets of cedar used as separators. There is also some spice characteristics. Once the cap is cut, the draw at cold is smooth and has some spicy flavors (black pepper), and also some dried fruits (black cherry), in addition to some woody aromas.
Lighting up the cigar is effortless and the burn is excellent. Right away there is tons of smoke upon the first draw. The first flavors to reach the palate are of dark and intense flavors: leather and black coffee, mixed up with some vegetal character (dark tea), that marry beautifully with some toasted tobacco. In the background, there are some sweet notes of cookies and of fruits. There is also a good amount of black pepper, and some earthiness developing early on. The smoke is very aromatic and smooth. The draw remains smooth all along, while the burn doesn’t require any attention. A perfect construction.
The dark and intense flavors present upon lighting up the cigar continue for some time. There is plenty of earth, wood and some grassy note as well. Around the middle of the first third, the flavors evolve; there are still some deep woodsy flavor, some wheat characteristics, dark coffee beans, and a tad of chocolate. The flavors are becoming more powerful at this point; the strength of the cigar is hovering around a full body. There is also a nice spicy aspect, with some pepper here and there. Overall, the cigar is smooth and the smoke is very creamy. It is a delight to inhale and exhale slowly this rich and thick smoke. Each draw releases huge billows of smoke. And to top it off, its aroma is beautiful: sweet and floral.
Towards the middle third, the cigar mellows out, it is not as strong as the first third. This allows the flavors to become more subtle and allows for more complexity. The balance between the strength and the flavors is great; the flavors are increasingly creamy and smooth. There are plenty of sweet, musty notes, of cedar, leather, and some other vegetal flavors. There are also notes of oat, sweet vanilla and caramel, coffee and a nice amount of black pepper and spice. Overall, the cigar is still very smooth and creamy; the body is still oscillating between a medium-to-full and a full body. Each draw still releases a very thick smoke.
In the final third, the cigar’s strength reverts to the level of the first third, a full body. The change is abrupt, sudden; it can catch you off guard. However, it is not unpleasant at all. The dominant flavors at this point are of earth, leather, and deep black coffee. There are also notes of oak, peppery spice, honey. Overall, the flavors are pretty salty, spicy and strong. The burn is still very good and even, the draw remains perfect until the nub.
In summary, the Trinidad Fundadores is a cigar that every Cuban aficionado should have in his humidor as it one of the most refine cigar out of Cuba. It shows great complexity, spiciness, creaminess, strength in an elegant and flawless cigar.
1 Hour – 1 Hour 30 Minutes
|Length||7.6 inches (192mm)|
By Grey Guy
- There's a reason this is the diplomatic gift of Cuba! Better than any thin ring gauge of Cohiba.
All Round Excellence in a Cuban cigar
The Trinidad Fundadores is simply an amazing cigar.
The wrapper is unblemished with a wonderful aroma. The construction is fantastic with no soft spots and an even burn. The construction quality is proven by the slightly resistant but satisfying draw. The volume of smoke produced is impressive considering the length and ring of this cigar.
The flavours are pleasant throughout with not a harsh or bitter note to be found.
I had only tried a single Fundadores before buying a box from Cigarterminal so this purchase was a bit of a gamble. I'm glad I did though as this gamble has paid off massively.
The Best I've Had In A Cuban Cigar Yet!
I can attest that this cigar was and is worth enjoying anytime & anywhere!!!
WOW!!! The flavors just continue and the finish is long lasting... I had a 5 pack back in 2009 after earning my Associates degree and they were well worth every cent I paid for them.
Buy some and you will see for yourself & enjoy!
By Stan The Man
Great after dinner cigar
Wow, what a delightful surprise on this Trinidad! I am a 54+ ring gauge fella but I will give a chance to other cigar cousins. Glad I did on this Trinidad Fundadores! Beautiful medium body Cuban cigar with flavors just dancing on your palate, especially if you retro hale, you can taste the flavors which seem to last a lifetime.
It is well-constructed cigar, solid wrapper; evenly build with no soft spots. I enjoyed the nice even burn throughout with the flavors getting more intense after the first third portion of the cigar and staying constant until the end.
This cigar will definitely find a home in my humidor!