Psyko Seven Natural Gordo 1 x Super Anilla please! The anilla (cigar ring) is so fat that you can't even see the cigar. And yes, the anilla may be removed from this cigar during the smoke. (...otherwise not...??) Anyway, I just lit it, everything is allowed in PSYKO, right? You are allowed to be a little psyko, as the 30-second clip shows...
Table of Contents Psyko Seven Natural Gordo 1 x Super Anilla please
- Tasting notes
- Fact sheet of the cigar
- Personal impressions of pleasure
- What is retronasal?
- What is the R+ ZiZo vacuum technology?
- What is umami?
- What is acclimatization?
- If you buy single copies
Fact Sheet Psyko Natural Seven Gordo 1 x Super Anilla please
- Format: Gordo (length: 152 / ring size: 60)
- Wrapper: Dom. Republic
- Binder: Mexico
- Filler: Secret. Various countries.
- Price: CHF 11.30 piece / box of 20 (status January 2021)
- Buy cigar: Google Search >
Personal impressions of pleasure
First half and second half: Linear
- Tongue, palate, retronasal and R+ ZiZo vacuum technology: peppery, cocoa (bittersweet), acidic
- Strength 2/5
What is "retronasal"?
Retronasal cigar enjoyment enhances the taste. What it is and, why it works and how to do it please read here. Especially look at the ZiZo vacuum technology. Incredible increase in the enjoyment of the cigar!
What is the "R+ ZiZo vacuum technology"?
This is the consummate pleasure of a cigar. Hard to describe. I'll try. Here's an example: a baby sucking on a pacifier. Try this technique with a cigar. Very little smoke enters the mouth. But this passes over the tongue and goes right through the nose. I tried it on about 10 cigars before I mastered it. Please be very careful with this technique when practicing: the smoke got to the back of my larynx several times when I did this. It was really bad. But now that I can do it, it's an accomplished technique for enjoying a cigar.
What is umami?
This means "savory", "spicy", "essence", "meaty". This blending of taste sensations is perceived in the middle of the tongue. You can find a good article about it on Wikipedia.
Recommendation acclimatization: With cellophane 4 weeks in the humidor.
Non Cuba cigars and the important acclimatization
The fact is: You don't know when the cigar was imported and how long its resting period was at the importer. You also do not know how long the resting phase was at the dealer. The cigars have a shock after their transport from the tropics to us in Europe. They have to acclimatize first. The industry is sales-oriented. The cigars have to get to the retail market quickly. Therefore, they may not taste as they should. I recommend a general acclimation in your humidor of at least 2 weeks after purchase. Depending on the brand and series, even longer, which I highlight in this article.
If you buy single copies
Place the cigar with the cellophane in the humidor. If your cigar does not have cellophane: Put them in tubos and then in the humidor. Or you can put the single cigar in a Zippo bag and put a small Boveda in it. Then you put it closed in the humidor. Cigars that are stored open without cellophane or a box lose their flavor very quickly. This is proven in this article with experiments.
Conclusion Psyko Seven Natural Gordo 1 x Super Anilla please
Yep, it's ok. The cigar does not meet my personal preferences. Draw resistance was very light on all three. The flavor progression is linear. The burn is rather to be described as difficult: crooked and I often needed the flame for correction.
The wrapper is very nice. The cigar is definitely a great eye-catcher. It is long and thick. The anilla (cigar ring) is huge. If you remove it lies underneath a second anilla.
The price for this big cigar is top. The strength is at most 2.5/5. With the Psyko Seven Natural Gordo 1 x Super Anilla please! I will certainly taste another time. I am curious if and how the cigars develop when they are stored for a few months.
For connoisseurs who like a cigar with a light draw and an even smoke progression, this is the perfect cigar; because it won't overwhelm you. Its bittersweet flavor mixed with some pepper and some sour notes is an interesting balance. Very suitable for beginners who want to gradually approach more complex cigars.