Here was yesterday's cigar: 2007 Trinidad LE.
The profile was refined-rustic. Plenty of "twang" up front -- with pepper, wood, and "aged tobacco." This is not a faint hearted cigar, typical of the Trinidad line. The draw was a touch tight on this, necessitating a couple of re-lights after ashing. Lots of spice on the tobacco throughout this cigar, which are more integrated now than they were on release. If you have these but have not tried one in a while, I recommend revisiting this cigar given (if yours are like mine in the maturation cycle) that they are coming of age. I expected more from the construction, and they lack the elegance (both in flavor profile in in wrapper construction) of Fundadores, but they are definitely a unique cigar -- and drink friendly. I sampled water, fresh roast coffee (black and with cream), a Lagunitas Brown Shugga, and some Thomas Handy antique collection (an older release) with this. I'm not sure I hit the mark with any of these but do note that this cigar can stand up to (and probably even complement) a beverage -- I'd suggest an aged Pu Erh tea or something else to play off the unusual spice notes in this cigar.