My first impression was how nice and oily the wrapper was. It's a deep chocolate brown, but not quite maduro. The wrapper was very consistent in color, and had no blemishes on it. The wrap was tight too. A very well constructed stogie.
I usually do a punch cut with this size of a cigar. It holds up well to a punch or a v-cut. I save the guillotine for figurados. After toasting the foot, and lighting it, I found it to be a great medium bodied smoke. It had an awesome aroma, and burned well all the way to the label. The draw was smooth, and the flavors were deep.
I will be buying these again.