Country: USA
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan
Size: Robusto 5.0″x50 ring

I don’t think Pepin Garcia knows how to make a bad cigar. The Blue label sports a triple cap with a choclately brown wrapper. The cigar is very cubanesque in appearance with a puckered vein down one side. The draw was a little loose. It starts out with Pepin’s trade mark pepper but it mellowed out a little after the first inch. It’s a very robust cigar, medium to full bodied. It falls somewhere between the Black and White labels in terms of strength, the Black being stronger and more full bodied. It was very woody with floral notes and the flavors stay very consistent. It wasn’t very complex but the flavors were very good. It had a strong tobacco finish which gave the cigar a very rustic feel. The burn was the straightest I’ve ever had from Pepin cigar (not counting the Tatuaje Brown labels). The ash was salt and pepper which also seems to be a trademark of his cigars and it held firm. If you like a good robust smoke, give this one a try.

Rating – B