Kevin Schwietzer is has done some cigar magic once again.. This time it comes in the release of the Magician’s Wand cigar. This is the third release in the Art of Magic series for the Company. The cigar is hand crafted at Tabacalera L&V S.R.L. in the Dominican Republic. Kevin worked with master blender Victor de la Cruz in creating this new addition to the line.
The blend is described as:
- Wrapper – Brazilian cubra
- Binder – Indonesian
- Filler – Nicaraguan and the Dominican Republic
“Much like the art of cigar making, the magician’s wand has a history spanning hundreds of years. The wand helps guide the magician’s story as the audience is taken on a journey of sensory delights like one does while enjoying an amazing cigar.”
The Art of Magic Magician’s Wand is expressed in a single (7 x 44) londsdale packaged in 10-count gloss black boxes with “Karat the Great” emblazoned on the front. MSRP is set at $15.00/cigar.
The Rock-A-Feller Cigars Art of Magic Magician’s Wand sports a medium reddish-brown and slightly veiny wrapper. The wrapper has a mild toothiness to it and exhibits a light oil sheen. Though the cigar is fairly well packed, it does have a bit more give near the foot.
As far as adornments, it does not offer any colorful or vibrant bands but instead uses just two plain white bands at the head and the foot so as to give it the look of a Magic Wand.
Running the wand along the nose I noted its floral and earthy notes off the foot while the barrel did not offer much notable aromas.
I removed both bands to begin the journey as I opened the cap with my CigarMedics baller cutter. A few cold puffs revealed tangy earth notes through a decent draw.
Using my single flame torch I warmed the foot to an even orange glow and drew in the first puffs of that same earth and tangy array of notes. Follow along as I burn the Magician’s Wand to ash.
Cigar Review Notes
- The journey starts with notes of tangy earth
- Light grey ash forms on top of a thick wavy char line
- Full volume of smoke fills the palate
- A hint of butter joins the profile early on
- Ash falls early revealing a flat but centered burn cone
- A growing natural tobacco sweetness adds balance
- Midway through the second quarter, a dry cocoa powder note emerges
- The wavy burn continues as the ash gets flaky
- The early sweetness magically morphs into a caramel sweetness treating the palate midway
- Mouth watering citrus notes enter deep in 3rd quarter
- Spice notes pick up and take it down to the end
- Medium Strength
- Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 50 minutes
The journey of the Rock-A-Feller Cigars Art of Magic Magician’s Wand begins with a tangy earthy flavor that tingles the taste buds. The initial notes are soon complemented by a hint of butter, adding a creamy texture to the flavor profile along with a growing natural caramel sweetness that adds balance and depth to the taste. As the cigar progresses, a dry cocoa powder note emerges midway through the second quarter, creating a new layer of flavor to savor. Mouth-watering citrus notes enter deep in the third quarter, adding a tangy and refreshing sensation to the smoking experience. Towards the end, spice notes pick up, bringing a warming sensation to the palate. You may want to pick up a fiver of these and let some age to see how more it develops. I rate this a 90.
Point Deductions: (-1) Wavy Burn Line; (+1) Flaky Ash; (+1) Flat Burn cone; (-1) Ash Falls Often