A little known company called Global Premium Cigars recently sent me a box of their full bodied offering called the 1502 Black Gold. Enrique Sánchez is the owner of the company and he proudly boasts that these are Nicaraguan through and through. This cigar is about 6.5×50 and the construction looks to be perfect with no visible seems and a clean box-pressed shape.

The wrapped foot of the 1502 Black Gold cigar

One unique thing about the 1502 cigar is the wrapper is cut long and then folded around the foot of the cigar by a eighth of a inch which gives the cigar a distinctive look. The label is flat black with gold embossing and is very elegant. The wrapper is sungrown maduro and the binders and fillers are all from Nicaragua.

Upon cutting and taking a pre-light draw I am pleased to find the perfect resistance and subtle leathery spice flavors. When you light this Black Gold you get a blast of deep, deep cocoa from the extra wrapper at the foot. This cigar is full bodied in the flavor department but I would consider it a medium strength cigar.  Smoking this cigar was a true pleasure, the first half of the cigar is all about cocoa and a subtle spice yet when you find yourself in the second half you will be treated to a mouth watering vanilla and carmel flavor which was my favorite portion of the 1502.

1502 Black Gold cigar review and rating



My only criticism would be the burn wasn’t always razor sharp and I did need to relight it two different times during my smoke, however that could be due to the fact these came straight from the manufacturer and I only had time to let them sit in my humidor for a few weeks. I have a feeling that in a couple more months they will burn much better when the fully adjust to the dry climate and high altitude of Colorado.

Would I Smoke This Cigar Again?
Yes, I would smoke the 1502 Black Gold cigar again and I have several more of these in my humidor. I plan to wait at least another month so these will be prime for smoking here in Colorado. I want to thank Enrique Sánchez I for sending me these gorgeous cigars.

1502 Black Gold
A great looking cigar but burn issues and re-lighting sour the experience.
Appearance90%
Burn/Construction86%
Draw88%
Flavor86%
Complexity88%
Price/Value86%
Pros
  • Gorgeous appearance
  • Rich flavor
Cons
  • Bad burn
  • Construction issues
87%Solid Stick
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