Wednesday, October 19, 2011

La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Retro Especiale

Country of Origin:  Honduras
Wrapper:   Connecticut (Cross bred and grown in Honduras)
Binder:  Double Binder: Nicaraguan and Mexican
Filler:  Nicaraguan and Dominican Ligero
Vitola: Corona
Length:  5.7 inches
Ring Gage:  47
Strength:  Medium to Full

This cigar has been 8 years in the making!  Old cigar boxes were found in the factory and the boxes were recreated and this cigar was created to match that retro theme.  They cross bred the Connecticut seed and then grew it in Honduras.  It is a gorgeous golden brown color – but this cigar is more of a full body!  This cigar is reminiscent of cigars from years and years ago and is even adorned with a triple cap. 

The wrapper is a beautiful golden honey color that is seamless!  It is slightly oil with very few vein lines.  It is firm to the touch and appears to be impeccably constructed.  I did not have any problems lighting or drawing from this cigar.  It burned evenly and perfectly.

I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by this cigar.  I enjoy a fuller bodied cigar and this cigar gives you that.  There is a pleasant spiciness upon first lighting.  This does mellow out but is a nice undertone throughout the smoke.  I noticed a nutty, chocolate almost cocoa sweetness to it. 

This was a very nice complex, smooth smoke that I really enjoyed. 

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Posted by Michele 

1 comment:

Greg from the W said...

I like cocoa sweetness Michele