It is a beautiful, sunny Saturday here on the farm. The baby is down for a nap and it’s time to go outside and enjoy soaking up the sun before I get into some work cleaning up some things in the garage. I figured it was time for a review. I didn’t have any particular cigar in mind, but when I opened the humidor, this Ohana M13 caught my eye. This will be an introduction to Ohana Cigars, though I have recently reviewed the Revere by 262 Cigars. This is relevant as 262 Cigars and Ohana Cigars both fall under the Ohana Nui family of cigars.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera Pages de Nicaragua S.A.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
Vitola: 6 x 52 Toro
Price: $10.00 MSRP
Release Date: December 2022 (Re-release)
Company Website: www.ohananuicigars.com
This cigar is very firmly packed and is wrapped in a dry, satiny, brown paper bagged colored wrapper. The band is simple, but looks good on this cigar. This M13 smells of some citrus fruits and baking spices. The cold draw has some of the fruity qualities and a bit of earthiness. First light reveals medium-full bodied smoke with medium flavors of oily roasted nuts, some baking spices, and a touch of earthiness. About an inch in the profile is about the same with the addition of a slight brown sugar sweetness. The retrohale has some vegetal notes and a bit of pepper. Nearing the end of the first third the brown sugar and oily nuts have subsided and left baking spices and earth with a slight peppery component. The flavor is still medium to maybe medium-full, while the body is a solid medium. Passing halfway the cigar is chugging along much the same, in terms of flavor, with perfect performance. Approaching the end of the second third the flavor is stepping up to full and showing a bit of tannic wood. The nuttiness is reappearing as well. The final third has brought some creaminess that goes well with the nuts. Approaching the end of the cigar, the profile is primarily dry wood and earth. Coming to an end at one hour and 52 minutes, the flavors remained consistent and the performance was flawless throughout.
Overall I would say this cigar was average in the best way. There were no bells and whistles with the experience, just straightforward, solid flavors and perfect performance. Though that may not sound like a glowing review, I personally think there is a place in every humidor for that type of cigar. This is something that I could see myself grabbing when I want a satisfying, medium cigar that keeps my attention, but doesn’t require my attention. I think this is approachable for any smoker and I would say it's worth grabbing at least one of if you see it.
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