Sunday, August 14, 2011

San Cristobal Elegancia

Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaragua
Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5 Inches
Ring Gage: 50
Strength: Medium

Even though the Tatuaje Fausto and Black Label Petite Lancero were excellent cigars, it is nice to smoke a medium bodied cigar to shake things up a bit. This is a new release from San Cristobal that was unveiled at the 2011 ICPCR show, this cigar was blended by Don Pepin.
This cigar is an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, so it has a beautiful golden yellow wrapper. It felt firm to the touch and showed good construction. There are five sizes available for all under $9!

*Churchill (7 x 50)
*Corona (5.5 x 46)
*Imperial (6 x 52)
*Robusto (5 x 50)
*Pyramid (6.13 x 52)

I noticed the traditional San Cristobal spice when you first light up. It was nothing over powering or too strong. The flavors come at you almost immediately. There was a nice earthy, nutty, almost a toast flavor to it. The flavors are rich and complex, but still very creamy!

It should be noted that this is pretty mild as far as traditional San Cristobal’s go. But if you take this cigar for what it is and forget while you smoke that it is a San Cristobal, this is a very flavorful, complex, and rich medium bodied smoke. A perfect first smoke of the day!

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Posted by Michele 

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