Review of Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos Cigar
By: Gary Manelski
The Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos cigar is made by Iconic Leaf/Recluse Cigar Company in Dominican Republic. The cigar is constructed by hand using Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers (individual leaves rolled up into scrolls - Entubar method), a Sumatra binder, and San Andres Oscuro wrapper. These cigars are box pressed and available in a number of sizes, including a Toro (6¼ x 50) that was sampled for this review, priced at $8.50 per single stick. The cigar had a limited release in 2016, but became more widely available in 2018. I obtained the cigar in this review from the CEO of Recluse Cigars, Scott Weeks, at The Great Smoke cigar event in February 2019.
The Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos Toro began with a modest peppery taste that faded into the background within about five minutes. The cigar then had a predominate earthy flavor along with a slightly nutty taste. A brief hint of sweetness emerged a few minutes later, but then a leather flavor took over after about 25 minutes, when the cigar became a bit stronger. The body was medium-to-full for most of the smoke, but became slightly fuller near the end.
The cigar was well-made and had a very good draw, held a long ash, and had a mostly even burn. However, a few minor touch-up lights were applied throughout the duration of the smoke. It took me 80 minutes to smoke the cigar down to two inches remaining. The Recluse Amadeus Los Cabos Toro was an enjoyable cigar that earns a rock solid rating of four points on a 5-point scale. Rock me Amadeus!