Sunday, July 14, 2013

My Father El Centurion 2013


Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown Criollo ’98
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler:  Criollo, Corojo Habano and Sancti Spiritus Nicaraguan Tobaccos
Vitola:  Robusto
Length: 5 3/4
Ring Gage: 50
Strength: Medium to Full

In 2007 El Centurion was Don Pepin's first Limited Edition Release.  It was available in 3 sizes and only 850 boxes of each size were made.  It was debuted at the annual ICPCR show that year
and sold out before noon on the first day!!

This release is not the same blend that was released in 2007.  The name is being used to commemorate Don Pepin's first limited edition cigar.  But trust me you will not be disappointed with this new blend.  For its second release 4 sizes will be available; a Belicoso (5 1/2 x 54), a Robusto (5 3/4 x 50), a Toro (6 1/4 x 52), and a Toro Grande (6 1/2 x 58). 

These cigars have a very rustic looking wrapper.  It appears a little rough and has a few vein lines but it really does not take away from the overall appearance.  It is a gorgeous dark chocolate color with near perfect construction.

Upon lighting you are met with a burst of spice.  This dies down as you smoke.  There are notes of earth with bitter espresso finished with a touch a sweetness.  This really is an amazing complex cigar where each flavor compliments the next quite nicely.  The combination of sweet, spice, and slight bitter really make for an outstanding flavor profile.  I would have to say the cigar starts out as a medium and then transitions into a medium to full.

With the 2013 release also being a limited edition you want to act quick before they are all gone!!

Posted by Michele     

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