A guarantee is a bold statement, one I don’t throw around lightly. But after trying the new Bahia Icon, you’ll agree it’s a winner. The Icon is a premium, small-batch blend teeming with an all-Nicaraguan recipe of the country's finest tobaccos. This lush blend begins with Cuban-seed long-fillers grown throughout the fertile, black soils of Nicaragua. These patiently aged leaves are skillfully combined, then dressed with a dark and leathery Habano wrapper. The finished product is a full-flavored, full-bodied cigar that delivers hearty flavors by the truck load. A rich and well-balanced bouquet of coffee, leather, and toast are accompanied by a dash of white pepper and a long, savory finish. Rich, billowy smoke builds in both strength and complexity down to the very last puff, making the Icon a finger-burning treat.
“First off, both my friend and I received cigars with wrappers much, much darker than the CI stock photos. That's not a big deal to me, but maybe it would be to some. Flavor-wise, I taste bitter wood and nothing else worth mentioning. Maybe the bitterness is a sign that the cigar/tobacco was not aged long enough, I'm not sure. The draw was okay, and of the couple or three I've smoked thus far the burn has been a little crooked though not bad. The Bahia Icon is not to be confused with the excellent late 90s Bahia cigars that were made in Costa Rica.”
AF of Bloomington, IN
“Wow the robusto is not for the faint of heart. Full strength with straight forward flavors that will keep you happy til the last puff.”
PM of Ocala, FL
“So, I was looking around on CI when I happened across these Bahia Icon Presidente's. Having had a Bahia Maduro, I thought, why not - I like a good cheap smoke from time to time and my humidor was getting kind of bare. So I pulled the trigger and bought a few boxes. I was truly thinking that they will help consume some space to balance the humidity, and even though the Bahia Maduro's aren't super special, they are decent enough to keep around for a cheap every day smoke. These Icon's are really good! Smooth, leathery, hints of cocoa and spices, earthy yet introspective with a lingering aftertaste from start to finish. I really like top shelf stuff and these Icon's can hang with the big boys in my humidor any day!”
JV of GREAT MILLS, MD
“Bahia Icon= decent construction, burns razor sharp with no touch-ups, ample smoke output. HOWEVER, there is no flavor or strength to the stick I just smoked. I bought a 5 pack of these at least 6 months ago, and have been resting them, or, as it appears, over-resting them. I bought these based on the CI description of a full-bodied, full-flavored cigar. What I just smoked could not possibly be the same cigar.”