|Shapes:||Belicoso, Churchill, Robusto, Toro|
The darker, bolder variety of the world's number one cigar of 2008.
Manuel 'Manolo' Quesada began making cigars in 1974, and has quietly remained one of the world's best cigar makers ever since. Known best for maintaining the legendary Fonseca label and blending the original, Dominican-made Romeo y Julieta, Manolo is an expert in the world of premium, handmade cigars producing some of the finest and most consistent cigars money can buy.
Despite decades of experience, Manolo truly hit it big with Casa Magna - rated '93' and considered to be his greatest innovation to date. To craft the Oscuro variety, a dark and lush Honduran Oscuro wrapper conceals a bold mixture of Cuban-seed Nicaraguan and Honduran long-fillers secured by a Cuban-seed Honduran binder. Prior to rolling, these tobaccos are extensively aged and carefully fermented to perfection. After rolling, the cigars are further aged in cedar vaults, then released in very limited quantities. Each Casa Magna Oscuro burns slow and cool, producing an eventful bouquet of dark tobacco flavors, rich notes of earth, wood, and a slightly sweet touch of licorice. Complex and medium to full in body, Casa Magna Oscuro truly is a work of art blended by one of the most knowledgeable cigar artisans in the business.
“Smoked my first Casa Magna Oscuro last night with a friend. Mine was perfect, his had a tight draw and the wrapper came undone about half way through. I tasted a slight hickory flavor. No sweetness that I could detect. Really enjoyable. I would smoke more for sure.”AF of Bloomington, IN
“This lovely, dark cigar is excellent. Nice to look at, well made and very flavourful. Always a few in my humidor.”MM of Leesburg, VA
“one of my favorite cigars! so glad CI is selling them now. try one, you will not be disappointed.”FL of Barnegat, NJ
“These were sent from a friend in New York. Picture a bunch of guys sitting at a gas station in an older neighborhood, smoking cigars and having bagels and coffee...."faget about it", thanks Anthony. I smoked one with coffee this morning. The burn was a little uneven and wanted to unwrap itself and also split twice. I smoked passed this. They probably had a rough trip from New York yesterday. I figure some rest will solve this problem. Tons of smoke, effortless draw, GREAT aroma and very smooth. Smoked this until I could not hold it any longer. Never got bitter. An outstanding smoke!”FS of Gaithersburg, MD
“This cigar generates tons of smoke. I mean tons. If you plan to enjoy it in an area where those around you may be allergic to or offended by cigar smoke, you may want to consider an alternate venue. It burns slightly hot throughout. I did have one burn issue which cut the smoke shorter than it could have been. All in all, though, this gar is a winner and a fine ‘anytime’ choice. ”FS of Orlando, FL
“I do not care for the notes/flavor of the Colorado. This Oscuro has got me hooked. Give it a try.”CO of Monrovia, CA
“A very good smoke, Thanks for sending it.”GA of Belvidere, IL
“I had the torpedo while on a walk with my sons. I had read the reviews and was expecting a little better. Good burn, relative easy draw, but lacking the flavor I expected. It was in my humidor for about a month prior to smoking. Fair, but not making it into my rotation.”PC of Alexandria, VA
“Got it in the cigar of the month package. This was a great cigar. So far this one is my favorite. I will be ordering more of these.”EN of Twinsburg, OH
“I purchased a 5 pk Belicoso and allowed it to sit in my humdor for a few days, finally sparked one up! Wow, Excellent Smoke! The aroma and the taste is awesome and couldn't put it down. This is the first time I ever smoked a Casa Magna and won't be my last! If i were I was to rate this Bad Boy I'd give it a easy 95 rating!”WA of Miami, FL
“I bought this cigar as part of a sampler.....I don't talk about notes of cedar, nuts, fruit cake flavors,etc., but I KNOW what I like!!! This was a very delicious cigar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”RG of Dallas, GA
“Found this cigar by accident. My shop ran out of my brand. Beautiful draw. Evenly burns throughout. Don't let the wrap fool you. Not a typical Maduro. Medium to full body. No burn factor like you would think. I love these. My new "go to".”RA of CANTON, MA
“Ordered these about a month ago and put them down in the humidor for a nice rest. Finally grabbed one last night on the patio after dinner with nice fire going. Absolutely blown away nice smooth leathery butter. Picked up some spicy notes half way down only to enhance the buttery smoothness. One and a half hour of bliss. One of the best……….”RJ of riverside, CA
“Bought a five pack ...smoked one after just one day after. BIG MISTAKE! Virtually no draw tried to smoke anyway until wrapper came undone.. disappointed will leave other 4 in humid for a good rest & hope for the best!!! I've been told they are normally tasty to the nub...we shall see!!!;”CH of Philadelphia, PA
“I loved this cigar medium flavoured, very pleasent smoke.”SS of asheville, NC
“OK...Call me the buzz kill...These were OK when I smoked one right after the shipment arrived and they were good. After 3 months in my humidor they tasted like Cuban sandwich cigars. I would rate these 85 tops . Try them but if you like thick smoked maduro cigars go to PDR's or CAO Brazilias.”JN of Johnson City, TX
“My first time having this cigar and it was fantastic. It fits the description and I really like it.”EW of Virginia Beach, VA
“Excellent cigar with a great taste. Definitely will keep this in my humidor. Nice and mellow smoke with a meaty taste. CMO has a wonderful aroma too. I enjoyed it to the nub and I have to order more. If the prices keep rising I'm going to have to find a new hobby. Hopefully everyone will respond to congress about the price increase on cigars. It makes no sense at all.”EW of Virginia Beach, VA