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.