Alec Bradley's Tempus might be his finest cigar line to date. The word Tempus, meaning "time" in Latin, sums up the creation of this cigar excellently. The time taken to meticulously blend select tobaccos, the patience to age to perfection, and tireless testing all go into what makes Tempus so fantastic. That drive for excellence is apparent from pre-light to finish. This cigar features a enticingly dark and oily Criollo '98 wrapper with long leaf tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua creating a flavor profile of toasty nuts encased in hints of pepper, coffee, and chocolate. Complete the package with flawless construction and burn and it comes as no surprise that this cigar received a 94 rating from Cigar Aficianado.