New from Erik Espinosa, the man behind brands such as: 601, Murcielago and Cubao, comes his latest endeavor, La Zona. Named after his boutique factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, La Zona takes an all substance approach to deliver a high end handmade brimming with character.
Featuring a silky Ecuador Connecticut wrapper, and chock full of Nicaraguan long-fillers, La Zona Connecticut dishes out smooth mellow flavor in spades. Up front your palate is greeted with soft notes of cream, coffee, leather, and toast before a gentle hint of spice enters the fray. Thanks to its balanced bouquet, the La Zona Connecticut dances between mild and medium-bodied, dishing out a well-rounded any time of day indulgence.
I enjoy this supper toro on the golf course. This is a decent smoke in itself, but the CI price moved it from a 3 to a 4 for me. I had one after a round and found more flavor when sitting quietly and being reminded what a great pairing golf and cigars are.