Cigar Review: Tabac Trading Company Trifecta Brazilian/Sumatra – Rated 91

Country of Origin: NIcaragua

Factory: La Perla Tabacalera

Vitola: Double Foot Perfecto

Box Count: 45

MSRP: $13.00

Release Date: 2019

Strength: Medium – Full

Flavor Profile: Caramel, Cedar, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Coffee, Cream, Dry Fruit, Floral, Natural Sweetness, Spice, Woody

Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina and Indonesian Sumatra

Binder: Cameroon

Filler: Jalapa Seco, Criollo 98′ Viso and Esteli Ligero

Summary:

The Tabac Trading Company Trifecta Brazilian/Sumatra was a flavorful journey regardless of which side you lit. If I was to choose a side I would give the Brazilian side the edge as I felt the flavors developed slightly more than the Sumatra side. Both sides developed some off burns but never needed a touch-up but here I give the edge to the Sumatra side as it started straight.

Continuing with the Tabac Trading Co. Trifecta line of cigars, today I present a review of the “Green Label” which uses Brazilian Mata Fina and Indonesian Sumatra wrappers.  For this review, I sampled two of the same cigars but smoked each one from a different side to see how it burned and tasted. As in previous Trifecta reviews, the results are as interesting as the cigar itself. I want to thank Patrick Potter, founder of Tabac Trading Co., for sending me some samples for this experience.

To start this review off, lets discuss the blend for this cigar:

  • Wrapper – Brazilian Mata Fina and Indonesian Sumatra
  • Binder – Cameroon
  • Filler – Jalapa Seco, Criollo 98′ Viso and Esteli Ligero

The MUESTRA de TABAC Trifecta is expressed in a single 5.5 x 64 perfecto and comes packaged in a 45-count display box that holds 15 of each blend. Retailers can also purchase refill bundles of a blend.

MSRP is set at $13.00/cigar plus state taxes. In Patrick’s state of California, they retail for $16.50.


Pre-Light Experience

The Tabac Trading Co. Trifecta Green label follows the others in the line as being a unique and innovative vitola. It has two wrappers on it – Brazilian Mata Fina and Indonesian Sumatra. The cigar is well constructed with a dark brown and slightly veiny wrapper on one end and a smooth golden tan and slightly oily wrapper on the other end. It is firm to the touch and has a decent weight in the hand. The Sumatra side has a bit more taper at the end than the Brazilian side.

Like all the blends in the Trifecta line, a single band adorns the cigar and is placed in the center of the figuardo, splitting the Brazilian from the Sumatra. The band uses a gold and green motif with the the gold name “TRIFECTA” printed on a green background on both sides of the band. The company’s logo is embossed, sideways, around the center of the band.

Running the Trifecta Green Label along the nose I picked up cocoa and sweetness along the barrel and a hint of caramel off the foot on the Sumatra side but not much off the Brazilian foot.

The cold draw had a fine restriction regardless of which end I started with. Puffing on the Sumatra side I picked up a light spice while the Brazilian side offered a cedar note.

Follow along I smoke through two samples of the Trifecta Green Label. One where I lit the Sumatra side and the other where I lit the Brazilian side.

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Cigar Review Notes – Lit Brazilian End

  • Initial light offers woody cedar notes
  • Medium volume of smoke
  • Light grey ash forms a medium char line with a slight jag
  • Smoke volume begins to increase once past the tapered foot
  • Dry fruit notes start to develop
  • Hint of cinnamon spice wraps the fruit well
  • I found the retro-hale to be quite smooth
  • Pleasant sweet aroma wafts off the foot
  • Ash fell revealing an off centered burn cone
  • Getting close to midway, the spice increases with an added caramel note
  • Aroma gets a bit more floral moving into the Sumatra side
  • Sweetness builds well in the background
  • Lingering spice lays on the palate
  • Sweet cream and coffee take it to the nub
  • Strength finished at medium-full

Cigar Review Notes – Lit Sumatra End

  • Creamy cocoa and caramel notes start the journey
  • Light grey ash forms and straight burn line
  • Floral citrus notes add to the profile
  • Delicate natural sweetness builds
  • Slight off burn develops
  • Mild spice joins the mix deep in the first half
  • Fruit notes enter as it crosses the midway point
  • Sweet aroma
  • Cedar and spice develop and take it to the end

Summary

Overall, the Tabac Trading Company Trifecta Brazilian/Sumatra was a flavorful journey regardless of which side you lit. If I was to choose a side I would give the Brazilian side the edge as I felt the flavors developed slightly more than the Sumatra side. Both sides developed some off burns but never needed a touch-up but here I give the edge to the Sumatra side as it started straight. I rate this a 91 either way you smoke it.

Point Deductions: (-1) Wave in burn; (-1) Slight Off Burn; (-1) Off Centered Burn Cone

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