The VegaFina Sumum was originally released two years ago as a limited edition, but earlier this year, is was re-released as a full production cigar in three sizes: Robusto (54 x 5″),Toro (54 x 6″) and Magnum (60 x 6″). “Sumum” is Latin for “the highest, greatest or summit.”
The cigar’s blend is comprised of an Ecuadorian grown Cuban seed wrapper, a Dominican binder leaf and a combination of filler leaves from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Peru.
The cigars I used for this review came from Altadis. When they arrived, I made some notes about their appearance before letting them rest.
The Sumum’s wrapper is a medium brown color with a mottled appearance. The cap is nicely formed and the cigar has some visible veins and seams.
Once these cigars were ready to smoke, I took them out and examined them once more. The wrapper and foot both had slight cedar notes along with a rich tobacco aroma. The cigars were also firm to the touch with no soft spots.
The pre-light draw was firm and I could pick up on some berry flavors from the filler.
After I had lit the cigar and got about a quarter of an inch in, the draw loosened up a bit and I picked up on some nutty flavor notes. The ash was a bit flakey and white in color. The cigar burned slowly and was a bit wavy but, no touch ups were needed. After about an inch and a half, the ash dropped off. During this first third, the primary flavor was mild tobacco with a short finish.
There weren’t many new developments in the second third with the exception of some spice on the exhale.
As I get into the last third of the cigar, things begin to change. The strength picks up and there is a long, spicy finish with some chili pepper heat at the very end.
The VegaFina Sumum Edición Especial 2010 was a very enjoyable cigar. I would consider it to be a medium strength and full bodied smoke.