NUB Sungrown 460 Review: A Small Revolution and Big Revelation
How often have you wondered if a cigar is worth it’s price? I was dubious when I was recommended the Nub Sungrown 460, but I was blown away at how this appetising, dark chocolate cigar packed all the punches that a stick twice its size can sometimes struggle with.
Out of my humidor, the aromas were of freshly brewed green tea and newly cut hay. The lightly oily wrapped looked perfect with no veins to interrupt the smoothness of the wrapper. The cold draw was full of dark chocolate cocoa and creamy brazil nuts with a hint of cloves to add a subtle warm spice.
The cold draw flavours were preeminent in the first few few draws after lighting. Within minutes though the the chocolate had transformed from dark to 85% cocoa but without the lip puckering dryness that such a high cocoa content can sometimes have. As I sat back to savour the richness, I noted a creamy note of malted barley and subtle gingery warmth creeping in.
As I entered the middle of the NUB Sungrown 460, it went all Spinal Tap on me and turned the flavours up to 11. Had I wanted to talk at this moment I would have been left speechless by the smoothness and cohesiveness of the flavours. Instead I turned my attention to the smoke which had the quality of steamed milk and tasted of fresh cream. I found myself enraptured and had a lot of fun blowing smoke rings.
Had it not been for a slight increase in heat on my lips, I would not have noticed the transition into the final third it was that gentle. With my mind back on the cigar rather than the smoke, I savoured the superb smoothness of the flavours, the creaminess still present. I was enjoying the cigar so much I was compelled to grab my cigar daggers in order to savour the cigar for as long as possible and I didn’t regret it. The nub returned to the sweet spice that I had first tasted right back on the cold draw, but this time there were distinct peaty undertones.
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NUB Sungrown 460 Cigar Details
- Vitola: Short Robusto
- Length: 4″
- Ring Gauge: 60
- Smoke Time: 2h
- Source: Paul Bugge
NUB Sungrown 460 Review Summary
I have long been sceptical of this vitola, but the flavour complexity and a perfect burn have definitely squashed my cynicism. Consider me a convert.
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