Is that Lost Art or is it Work of Art? In truth, it is the Alec Bradley Prensado Lost Art. First introduced a couple of years ago the Lost Art is based upon the Prensado which was both blessing and curse to the Alec Bradley name. Rating in at #1 in some Magazine it went from decent sales to 3min from getting a box till out of stock. And Yes, I do think the original was worth going to the cigar shop every day in the hope that you got lucky.
So what about the Lost Art? 2 words. Even Better.
Let’s start with what I know from smoking boxes of Lost Art. The Wrapper is thick enough that it is not delicate, but thin enough that it burns easily. The Box Press is firm and not squishy with nicely rounded corners that fit the mouth well. Construction is superb with a level of care that can rival any Cuban. All that and follow it up with more flavor and a cheaper price than the original.
Now before you tune out for me being a fanboy account, let’s look at everything so far and if you do some research it is all 100% true. Even the part about me being a fan. Voodoo Review calls it like it is. If I’m reviewing a blend or a cigar it is because I really like it. And because I refuse to bash on something that I don’t like but the effort is there, I just won’t review it.
Medium strength edging in on full just barely. A natural Tobacco sweetness with leather, earthiness, and a hint of spice. A Baby Powder texture in hand and mouth. Hour to hour and a half burn at a normal pace. And the only thing I can find missing is a copious amount of smoke. In fact I took 3 pictures a couldn’t find the smoke.(You will see smoke but it dissipates quickly)
On to the Binary, 1 absolutely. If you need the huge cloud of smoke, you might try the Black Market, but definitely don’t pass on this stick just for that issue.
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