The Aging Room won big time with their Quattro line being named #1 best cigar of 2013 in the US. The real number one was a cuban and unavailable to us, so I’m not counting that. The wrapper is very well aged from 2003, coming from Indonesia. Combine that with a Habano seed Dominican filler and binder, and you have a complex and balanced smoke. These are made in small batches, so it is not known how long these will be around.
Aging Room Quattro Maestro (Torpedo)
Wrapper: Indonesian Sumatra
Size: 6 x 52
The Aging Room Quattro doesn’t have much of a smell, but I do sense some cedar and nutmeg at the foot. The wrapper is very smooth and silky, showing it’s old age very well. The label looks like it had been ripped instead of cut which looks a bit strange, but maybe that’s the look they’re going for. Overall, it’s a pretty good looking cigar.
When I lit this puppy up, there was a nice easy draw and tons of white thick smoke. There’s light spice at the start with smooth flavor of nutmeg and some sweetness. It gives my a slight tingle in my mouth which is pleasant. 🙂 I can tell this tobacco has some age to it, reminding me of some other well-aged cigars like the J Fuego Edicion de Familia. The smoothness reminds me of a Headley Grange. The smoke is light, but flavorful with medium strength. I’m very pleased with the construction, as the burn remains even and draw is perfect.
It feels to be building a bit in strength with a sweetness and light spice, although still very smooth. I can taste more earthiness here as well. Burn remains even and no touch-up or relight needed yet.
The Aging Room Quattro finished off quite nicely. It was a pleasurable smoke that ended with lots of earthiness and the smoothness continued all the way through. The construction was superb and the tobacco burned very evenly and consistently. For a cigar in the $8-10 range, I would say the value of this cigar is great especially comparing to cigar’s I’ve had in the $10-$15 range. I can see why this cigar was rated so well by Cigar Aficionado and made their Top 25 list of 2013.
These are available for purchase in our store here.