|Shapes:||Churchill, Robusto, Toro, Torpedo|
A new small-batch lovely from Ecuador.
There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Buena Vista, an ultra-premium cigar manufacturer serving up fewer than 400,000 handmades to the U.S. market per year. I don’t have to tell you that the supply is exceedingly limited. So next question....what’s the 411? Buena Vista’s Edicion Limitada hails from Ecuador, and boasts some pretty unique attributes in the cigar world. First, all cigars are rolled by genuine Cuban torcedores flown over on work visas. Second, the tobacco growing conditions are meant to perfectly mimic Cuba’s legendary Pinar del Rio region, making the tobacco grown from 100% Cuban seeds taste like the real deal. And finally, the boxes are made by the very same company that manufactures Cohiba boxes in Cuba. So you can expect a beautiful, high-end finish with rock solid construction. You may notice a theme here, and you’d be absolutely correct. I'm no linguist, but Buena Vista sounds a helluva lot like “legal Cuban" to me.
Starting off on a high note awaits a reddish-brown Ecuadorian wrapper, smooth and boasting minimal veins. Under the hood of this gorgeous leaf, rests a rich blend of Ecuadorian long-fillers. Once united, the real fireworks begin. Each puff exudes creamy notes of nuts, spice, and sweetness. The draw? Perfect. The burn? Razor-sharp. And perhaps the best part is the evolving body, gradually increasing throughout before reaching a grand crescendo. Balanced, flavorful, and delicious, Buena Vista's Cuban-esque creation is going to pop up on a lot of people's radars very quickly. I suggest you get in line first....