Bahia Gold may have been responsible for putting Bahia on the map, but the White Label undoubtedly elevates the brand to even bolder heights. With production numbers reserved to 200 boxes per month, the White is the rarest of all the Bahia brands, and showcases their undiluted attention to small-batch blending.
Meticulously crafted in Nicaragua, the Bahia Gold White Label contains a complex array of well-aged tobaccos for an exceptionally smooth and savory smoke. On the outside awaits a chocolaty brown, 4-year old Ecuadorian sun-grown wrapper. This remarkable leaf, houses a vintage selection of tobaccos consisting of a 5+ year old Nicaraguan binder, and 7-year old Nicaraguan ligeros and secos. Post rolling, each White Label is then laid to rest in cedar aging-rooms for an additional 400 day slumber. The end result, is a cigar that booms with big-time flavor, while retaining a silky smooth character. Chewy and voluminous smoke swarms the palate as notes of coffee bean, leather, nuts, and an undeniable creaminess enter the fray. Complex, smooth, and downright enjoyable, the Bahia Gold White Label sets a new benchmark for Bahia handmades.
“I normally don't submit feedback but I felt strong enough about these to say something. I was fortunate to take advantage of the intro cheapo price earlier and was pleasantly surprised with them also. I don't use fancy terms or words but I did find them to be typically medium to med-full (definitely not full). Ash on some burned darker than others. A few were rolled too tight, while the rest were an easy draw with plenty of billowing smoke. I found the taste to be pleasing to my pallate, considering my favorite cigars are La Gloria Cubanas, and are a great everyday smoke. Well worth checking out, if in your budget.”
LV of Virginia Beach, VA
“You can tell you are smoking aged tobacco with this cigar. Fruity with a light musty taste, smooth. Fantastic. I recommend toro or torpedo, the robusto size in this brand has more low quality filler, some stems. Haven't had a bad toro or torpedo yet and I've smoked many. Have not tried corona or churchill sizes.”
CA of Euless, TX
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the random Bahias I have smoked, so I jumped at the intro price that CI offered for these. The cigars themselves, taste-wise, were pretty terrific. I would put them in the medium range, more or less. The flavors seemed to pair well with just about any drink (several whiskeys, lots of dark beers). My only problem with these is, sadly, they were so inconsistent smoke-wise. It seemed like every other cigar would offer almost a perfect smoke. However, cigars that weren't those perfect smokes required constant nursing and baby-sitting because they burned so awfully uneven... or the draw was so empty because of a tight roll (or something) and the cigar would almost go out. Now, I want to give Bahia the benefit of the doubt and say that maybe my batch was a mix between a veteran and rookie roller, but it does make me a little unsettled when it comes to purchasing these at regular price because, frankly, if I had paid $130 for these cigars... this review would have been a lot meaner.”