Alec Bradley Tempus
The Alec Bradley Tempus is possibly Alec Bradley's finest creation to date. It is well-balanced, bold and has substance - a 94-rated masterpiece! The Alec Bradley Tempus cigars were released in May, 2008 by Alec Bradley (run by Alan Rubin). They are handmade in Honduras at the Fabrica de Tabacos Raices Cubanas. Alec Bradley Tempus cigars hold true to their "boutique" label, starting with the tobaccos used in their blend. Its Habano-seed wrapper grown on the border of Nicaragua and Honduras captures the hearty and rich flavors of Honduras. This leathery, dark wrapper encapsulates a complex blend of Cuban-seed long-fillers grown in Nicaragua and Honduras.
The Tempus Maduro blend features the same core blend as the regular Tempus line but its wrapper is a unique San Andres maduro. The fermentation process of the wrapper is a process that uses the bethune made from tree pulp that is applied to the leaf during the fermentation process which results in a leaf that achieves a dark maduro color. With a shorter fermentation time the wrapper leaf maintains foe of the strength that would normally be lost in the time required to ferment a maduro leaf. After a good "rest" you will now have a mature and consistent cigar and will experience the highlights that the Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro offers starting off with an intriguing sweetness and subtle spice and maturing into notes of smoked oak, mocha and a cracked black pepper.
While it is perfectly acceptable to smoke a cigar you have just purchased, it is advisable to allow the Alec Bradley Tempus cigar to rest in your humidor for up to a year. Buy a couple to have now, age the rest, let those lovely flavors marry for a few months, then retest them a year from now and compare notes… you will thank us later. After a good "rest" you will now have a mature and consistent cigar and will experience the highlights that the Alec Bradley Tempus offers with its deep notes of cocoa, a touch of white pepper and even a tinge of cedar. Prepare to be blown away with delicious, big flavor!
RATED 94 BY CIGAR AFICIONADO!