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.
“A rather soft stick sporting a fine-but-toothy, medium-brown wrap, a couple veins & a high sheen of oil. PLA earthy & very barn-y; PLT earth & coffee; PLD airy. Light is easy, draw airy, smoke papery, & burn is even. Earth, wood notes, leather & lots of bl. pepper are the starters &, pretty much, the finishers. Not an exciting cigar, but steady & dependable. The finish on this high-medium-body stick is not too long; a combo of wood & earth, & not harsh. It sticks around just long enough to remind you it's there & to keep you coming back for more. The pepper is milder on the finish. Not bad at all.”