A gem from Jose Blanco, Cibao will delight fans of the mild and mellow.
I was in the right place at the right time when I picked up an incoming call from José Blanco. And as it turns out, my opportunistic purchase, which included several pallets full of Cibao Connecticut shade cigars, was even better than expected. These things are really gorgeous, with a creamy, unintrusive flavor designed for those who favor the smooth, mellow and mild over the spicy, strong and robust.
The Cibao River Valley in the Dominican Republic is home to the finest tobaccos grown in that country. Located near the northern coast, this region is lush and fertile - situated literally and figuratively at the heart of the Dominican cigar industry. And Cibao cigars, crafted under the watchful eye and meticulous hands of Señor Blanco, is worthy of the name. And the Connecticut wrapper leaf? Wow. True Connecticut Windsor shade born and bred. All this together means an ultra-smooth, creamy, well-balanced and flavorful cigar. And with savings of more than 65% off normal retails, this Cibao offer is a boon for fans of mild.
Great news! Cibao received a well-deserved '89' rating, stating: A solid medium bodied cigar. It has a core of toastiness with a dash of meatiness. Overall, there is a herbal core. Good woody finish.
“Cibao is the best bargain goin! I've tried just about every cigar brand on the market and then some. Cibao is my everyday smoke and at these prices it's a steal. You will not be dissapointed!”
KG of Gig Harbor, WA
“Picked up a Cibao Belicoso as part of the SWAG from Cigar Fest 2011. Wasn't sure what to expect before I fired it up. I was pleasantly surprised. Nice even burn and smooth draw, little bit of bite at the beginning and mellowed as the smoke continued. Definitely works while grilling for the family.”
BL of Cherry Hill, NJ
“Nice mild cigar (Cibao) with a good even burn. I have to say that I am more partial to a full flavor or bolder tasting cigar, but this one was consistant and very tastey. will keep this one on my favorite list. price is right for a well constructed cigar too.”
JP of SS. Toms River, NJ
“Often a first cigar (Cibao) very early in the morning. Mild, but still some flavour, unlike some of the more expensive very mild cigars. Certainly well worth the money....and I'm a confirmed Rolondo Reyes, Sr. admirer!”
MC of -MLeesburg, VA
“Great Smoke and oh so good for everyday enjoyment. (Cibao) I just wish I could buy a box of those freebies... incredible!!!”
“I am really amazed at how good "Cibao" Robusto's are, and the price is unbeleavable. If you're looking for a mild, smoke any time kind of cigar, but with alot of flavor then this is the one for you. The freebees are really good also, a nice maduro that is mild with some sweetness. Even without the freebee "Cibao" is worth many times what C.I. is selling them for.”
WB of ontario, OR
“Just smoked my Cibao from my brown bag sampler. I did a little research before lighting up and found numerous websites that praise these cigars. I was very surprised! A little tight on the draw but great construction and flavor. The thing I was most impressed with was the burn, very even all the way through with no re-light needed. I will definitely be picking up a box.”