Wrapper: Ecuadorean Sumatra
Ring size: 52
Approx. cost: $4
Bdawg says: Regarding Blendlab cigars, Cigars International's website claims: "We bypass the gatekeepers, the elites, the marketers, and the middlemen - and we bring the factory and blending rooms to you directly. The majority of the industry's top manufacturers have created BlendLab blends, and we keep their identities secret intentionally." Whether or not this is a marketing ploy, these are damn good cigars at an everyday price.
This wrapper is reddish brown, oily, and well constructed. The draw is just slightly tight, needing a double puff. The ash is tight and white. The flavor is smooth, tangy, and cedary. The burn is slow and even. Very nice!