Pinar del Rio is made in a smaller factory in the Dominican Republic. But unlike many of the neighboring factories, PDR cigars are loaded with flavor and boutique charm.
To create Pinar Del Rio Clasico, a Connecticut Shade wrapper from Ecuador overlays a medium-bodied blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers. The result is a smooth, creamy blend that's surprisingly flavorful. A few notches in above most Connecticuts in body, but layered with notes of oak, cream, nuts, and coffee, PDR Clasico is a tasty little offering at a modest price.
Not the most flavorful PDR I've tried (that would be the 1878 maduro and small batch maduro), but it's a pleasant smoke. Buttery smooth with lots of great flavors, but not much spice. Good quantity of smoke, solid construction and a straight burn line throughout. It's cheap enough and good enough to keep a box on hand to pass out to friends. I would even say it's an excellent choice for beginners. I originally wanted to knock a star off for simply not being the other 2i mentioned above, but I can't really fault this cigar enough to do that.
Shane J.✔ Verified Buyer
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5 out of 5
Mar 19, 2016
Great smoke!! Smooth and creamy. Always a good draw. PDR is my favorite brand and have smoked most of their line up. The Classico is one of their best.