After a little more research, the cigar was named after a city in Cuba. I have had my taste of really good (the Behike 52) and a few lackluster (Cohiba Maduro) Cuban cigars including from ligitimate sources including Casa del Habana. The Trinadad (from 1998) did not fail in quality.
Vitola: Fundadores (7 1/2" x 40RG)
Wrapper: Cuban Habano
Binder: Cuban Habano
Filler: Cuban Habano
Aged in Humidor: Unknown from it's source, but certainly over 2 years in my humidor
The entire cigar is thin and has a dark brown with a a bit of an oily wrapper showing it's almost crinkling tobacco leaf it came from reminiscing old school philosophers who smoked thin pipes. I would call it a old man cigar because of it's appearance and the image from those old schoolers that smoked it. It is still very intact and well off, not dried, not loose and no overly tight. The band is so simple.
Pre-light: I like the way this cigar smells out of the humidor: light woody. I always say this but in this case it is exceptionally true: you can smell the fine refined rustic soil it comes from. The cold draw is of a floral spice.
I cut the pigtail and light with the butane lighter circling and it lights easily.
The initial lighting brings out a medium notes of dark roast of cocoa and coffee beans on wood.
1cm in comes an aged refined sweetness of tobacco.
The first inch gives an aroma of dark coffee that brings a scene from old guys sitting in a Cuban coffee or liquor spot smoking one of these discussing the economy or politics. Somewhere in the first third I get a cool like airy tea like softness but that's a short note. And the cocoa/coffee notes are still present. There's a cinnamon reminder and spice on on the intake. The ash holds for two inches.
The beginning of the second has the note of over roasted coffee.
The third does not change much but the notes from the second and third are still there: dark roast, spice, light floral, coffee aromas.
Overall status of each category:
Strength: Mild with Points of Boldness
Ash: Dark Grey
Harshness: Only one or two points midway giving a reminder of burnt coal
Aromatic or Oder: Not heavy, medium
2 and a Half Hour Smoke
Recommended: Yes, excellent: 98 rating just like it's year. The description alone does not represent it's quality. It was my privilege to smoke you Trinadad.