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Cigar Review: Sacra Folium Law Of Sines

Sacra Folium Law Of Sines

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacra Folium Cigar Co. is the brain child of Matthew Airey, John Fable, Gary Podell, and Boris Grossman.  Being a multiple store Tobacconist in New York, we have been able to gain critical knowledge related to consumer trends and palate development.  

We knew that if we were able to make cigar blends that were unique in flavor, and refined in complexity while offering them at reasonable prices, than that’s what it would take for us to become successful in a very competitive industry.   

 

 

The journey began with a dream to make a great cigars, then came the execution.  We consulted non other then Dion Giollito from Illusione, one of the most knowledgeable and honorable cigar makers in the industry.  

Dion suggested that we work with his factory in Honduras.  He said, and I quote “the Raices Cubanas factory has all the tobacco both from his farms and the Aganorsa farms of Casa Fernandez, to make world class cigars”.  

So Matt and I decided to fly to Honduras to make our blends.  We knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but we were committed.  After smoking every bail of tobacco from all Raices Cubanas farms in Honduras and all the Aganorsa farms from Nicaragua, we were able to blend five excellent smokes.  

Of course it wasn’t as easy as it sounds, so spark your imagination with a Golden Ration, a Law of Sines, a Fractal, the 4th Density, and the Malus.  and light these babies up.

www.sacrafoliumcigars.com

 

AVAILABLE SIZES

  • Robusto: 5 x 50
  • Toro: 6/5 x 52
  • Corona Gorda: 6 x 48

 

  • APPEARANCE

The Corojo 99 wrapper is a lighter shade of graham cracker in color with notable seam, tooth and large veins. Rolled in the Robusto format the vitola has a wide open foot with a triple rounded cap. Two bands sit on the cigar. 

The primary band is sectioned in four squares, black on a glossy white background is an “S” and an “F” denoting the initials of the company. The lower left square has a pair of crossing skeleton keys. The upper left square adds color to the motif, sky blue with a yellow sun with a silhouette of mountains on the lower portion.

Along the bottom of the band reads “SACRA FOLIUM” in solid white font on a glossy black background. Along the back portion also reads “SACRA” “FOLIUM” in solid grey font on a glossy black background. The band on the footer is sky blue in color and reads “LAW OF SINES” in solid white font on a glossy blue background. Pre light aroma had notes of wheat bread, floral and plain cheerios. The cold draw produced flavors of light milk chocolate, oak and cedar.

 

 

  • FIRST LIGHT

An aroma of hickory wood chips off the toasted foot. After combustion a heavy dose of cedar char and bitter leather with coffee. Background flavors of dark chocolate, mild hazelnut and corn nuts/corn bread.

A consistent mild black pepper dryness covers the lips and palate, quite notable in between draws with an aftertaste of mild leather. A long mild burn of white pepper on the retro with an immediate flavor of caramel corn.

  • Cedar Char
  • Leather/Bitter
  • Coffee
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Hazelnut
  • Corn Nuts
  • Corn Bread
  • Black Pepper/Mild

 

  • CRUISE CONTROL BURN

Entering cruise control burn a mild pine spice has appeared balancing in with corn nuts and a mild hazelnut creaminess. Background flavors of cedar, coffee and leather that lingers on the aftertaste in between draws.

A mild black table pepper dusting has been continuous since first light giving the Law Of Lines an extra long spicy finish. The retro has increased slightly, white pepper with an immediate flavor of caramel.

  • Pine/Spice
  • Corn Nuts
  • Hazelnut/Cream
  • Cedar
  • Coffee
  • Leather
  • Black Table Pepper Dusting

 

  • FINAL THIRD

In the final third the creamy flavors of hazelnut, corn nuts and leather have been consistent and on point. Sweet flavors of brown sugar and raw cinnamon have appeared. Background flavors of chocolate, coffee and assorted nuts.

The spicy element has been consistent with a black table pepper dusting since first light, lingering long into the finish. An increase in white pepper on the retro with a slight sting to the nostrils evolving into flavors of caramel and toffee char.

  • Hazelnut
  • Corn Nuts
  • Leather
  • Brown Sugar
  • Raw Cinnamon
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Assorted Nuts
  • Black Table Pepper Dusting
  • White Pepper/Med/Full on the retro evolving into flavors of Caramel and Toffee Char

 

  • CONSTRUCTION/STRENGTH

CONSTRUCTION: Small fissures on the wrapper into cruise control. No palpable soft spots of blemishes, overall good

BURN: Solid burn razor sharp burn line, small fissures mentioned in construction. Solid combustion

ASH: Pitted grayish white ash with large cracks, semi flowered in cruise control, tightened up in the final third

CUT: Both v cut

DRAW: Had minor resistance, however opened up in the final third. Smoke output not effected

RE LIGHTS: Zero, solid combustion with continuous smolder

STRENGTH: Solid MEDIUM bodied wheelhouse FULL balanced flavors

 

  • CONCLUSION

In a market saturated in product it’s hard to find quality with quantity. Sacra Folium has nailed both with a touch of style and elegance. The “Law of Sines” had solid flavors, most notable was the core flavors of leather, hazelnut and corn nuts.

Not too over done on the spice wheel, it had a refined black table pepper dusting that appeared at first light and stayed to the final third. The transition of smoking stages was subtle with the core flavors keeping point.

The retro and in between spice kept the finish long and consistent with a leather spicy aftertaste. The strength of the SFLOS was in the solid MEDIUM bodied wheelhouse with a myriad of full consistent flavors.

Five other offerings in the line are suitable for any palate, from the seasoned aficionado to novice smokers getting into the hobby.

 


Cigars for review: UnderGround Cigar Shop

Cigars smoked for review: 2

Cigar Smoke rate: 90

Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto)

Wrapper: Corojo 99 Viso/Seco Jalapa Nicaragua

Binder: Corojo 99 Viso Esteli, Criollo 98 Seco, Honduras

Filler: Criollo 98 Ligero, Honduras, Criollo 98 Ligero Esteli, Corojo, Honduras

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One Response to “Cigar Review: Sacra Folium Law Of Sines”

  • Matthew Airey:

    Thanks for the great review I am glad you enjoyed the Law Of Sines!
    The retro in this blend is definitely a bright spot in the blend and I am glad you appreciated it!
    Matthew Airey

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