Review: Liga Privada T52 6 x 60 (Preproduction)
Today we will be taking a look at a brand spanking preproduction of a new line addition to the Liga Privada T52 line, the 6×60! In a cigar world where everyone is making extremely large sized cigars, it’s no surprise that we got a hold of this new Liga Privada, a 6 x 60 monster! Some people absolutely can’t stand these massive ring gauge cigars and wished they were not made. However, while they aren’t my favorite vitola, as long as they continue to produce all the other traditional sizes, I don’t really mind as it just gives us more cigars to try. There is nothing wrong with an eclectic mix of vitolas in my opinion.
As of this writing the Liga Privada T52 line has Five sizes, a 5 x 52 Robusto, a 6 x 52 Toro, a 6 x 52 Belicoso, a 7 x 54 Double Corona and the 4 x 60 Flying Pig. This 6 x 60 will mark the sixth cigar in the line, assuming it is released at some point down the road.
Let’s get to the review shall we?
- Cigars Reviewed: Liga Privada T52 6 x 60
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
- Wrapper: Connecticut River Valley Stalk Cut & Cured Sun Grown Habano
- Binder: Plantation Grown Brazilian Mata Fina
- Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua
- Size: 6 Inches
- Ring Gauge: 60
- Vitola: Double Toro
- Est. Price: n/a
- Number of Cigars Smoked for Review: 1
Looking at the cigar I can tell right away it’s everything you have come to love about the T52, it has a very dark oily wrapper with quite a few veins but it doesn’t detract for the look, it actually adds to the rustic beauty of it. The cigar itself is obviously massive with a tight seamless wrap and a dense feel. You can tell it’s going to be quite a smoke!
The pre-light smells of coffee, chocolate, leather and that wonderful musty Liga Privada aroma. The pre-light draw is cedary with notes of chocolatee and leather, Overall a very lush, earthy mix.
Starting off in the First Third the cigar puts out massive flavor right away, a lot of espresso, dark chocolate, and cedar. There is a nice spice through the nose and just a touch of pepper. The finish is long and full of espresso and chocolate. So far a good start!
Coming into the Second Third the cigar mellows out a bit with flavors of cedar, coffee, cocoa, leather and the spice and pepper has diminished considerably. Although the draw is fine I am forced to double puff on the cigar quite a bit to get a good amount of smoke out of it.
Finishing up in the Final Third the cigars doesn’t change a whole lot from the last third. Overall it’s very earthy with notes of coffee, chocolate and leather. The finish is quite long which I am enjoying, it leaves your mouth moist with flavors of coffee and chocolate. The burn and overall construction are wonderful, the cigar doesn’t heat up at all and I am able to nub it relatively easy for a 6 x 60.
The Bottom Line: While I enjoyed this cigar, I don’t feel that it paints the best picture of what the blend is about…It had great flavors, (like all the T52 vitolas), but wasn’t quite as complex as the robusto or other vitolas. This is not to say that it isn’t a good cigar, because I can assure you, it is. In my experience, the 6 x 60 vitola just doesn’t ever really match up to the other cigars in any line. They always seem to be less complex, just a little more boring than the other sizes. If this is your favorite vitola, or you like very large cigars then you will really like this cigar but for the person who likes smaller traditional vitolas this doesn’t offer anything more than the other vitolas, or at least not enough to make you reach for it instead of your go to size. The blend will change before the final release, and we can’t wait to see what the differences are…