Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan
Size: Robusto 5.0″x50 ring

Picked this up at my local shop. The brand was created by Pepin Garcia and is manufactured at the Tabacalera Cubana factory in the Estelí, Nicaragua. The brand was introduced in August of 2006 for EO\United Tobacco. There is also a black banded Ecuadorian grown Connecticut-Shade wrapped version of this cigar. This post is about the red labeled Nicaraguan Habano version. It has a good looking toothy wrapper with a beautiful triple cap. It is jam packed full of tobacco. I was afraid it might draw too tight but the draw was perfect. It produced a ton of great aromatic smoke. The ash was light grey and little papery on the edges. The burn could have been better but it wasn’t problematic. It is a fantastic smoke, full bodied, it packed a little punch. Flavor wise there was lots of earth and nuts. I was thinking I should have ate something first rather than smoke it on an empty stomach. It reminded me a bit of a RASS. I thought it was somewhat reminiscent of one in flavor and aroma. I’d say this is another great cigar from ERdlH. I am admittedly a bit of a Pepin Garcia homer, but I definitely recommend giving this one a try. It’s delicious.

Rating – B+

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