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 smoke 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.
“Mild smoke, creamy with a light nutty taste. Construction was an issue, it burned unevenly and had to be relit as it got down to the last quarter.”
LG of Cumming, GA
“Ouch! Just burned one of these to the nub because it was so smooth I couldn't tell it was almost done, and quite frankly, I didn't want it to end. I like a little stronger punch, but these Clasico's are very nice. Honestly, you could smoke these all day. Now that football is back, I expect I will run out of these very soon. Again, CI comes through!”
WP of Clarkston, GA
“Just got done smoking a 6x60 Double Magnum. It was a very nice mild cigar that got better towards the half way point. Slight pepper taste up front with creamy/nutty/oily flavor on the finish. It was a bonus when it got better and better towards the nub. These would be great after a little time in a humidor. I would buy these again.”
TS of Corona, CA
“I can’t say much about this cigar, but that’s not always a bad thing! This is a fine smoke, offering a subtle start which soon mellows into a smooth, well-rounded experience. A great choice for special occasions, weekend excursions or anytime, this stick is a must-try for any cigar enthusiast.
FS of Orlando, FL
“I won't waste words. This is simply one very gorgeous blonde. Mild, yet flavorful with a really nice body. It compares very favorably with much higher priced super premiums. I like 'em a lot. If you like Connecticut wrappers with an old time flavor and a really nice body, grab these. Just outstanding.”
“I'll keep this short and sweet. Having tried and fallen in complete love with the Pinar Del Rio Clasico Torpedo, I am of the opinion that you would be hard pressed to find a better value in any cigar from any brand or source. This is a mild yet full bodied and flavorful smoke. Well constructed, evenly burning, highly enjoyable, beautiful and simply a great cigar regardless of price. My new favorite. Highly recommended in every way.”
AA of Heflin, AL
“I'm a fan of Pinar del Rio cigars and have enjoyed every one I've smoked. Having said that, maybe I got a bad batch of Clasico's, but the first one had a flaky wrapper which fell off completely after the cut, and the second one survived the cut only to develop three major flakes in the wrapper as I got to the half-way mark. As far as the smoke, the draw was a bit tight, smoke volume was ok. A nice spice through the nose. Nice mild creaminess, but so far, they haven't held up. I have one more that I'll try again after it's been in the humidor a bit, hoping for a better result.”
TG of Wayne, NJ
“Got 2 of these in a 14 cigar sampler. Being a fan of darker wrappers and fuller cigars I was a little leery of this one. Could'nt have been more surpised. This is an absolutely GREAT cigar! I found it to be a nice medium cigar. Just delicious...”
RG of CAMANO ISLAND, WA
“This is one of the best morning cigars I have smoked. Smooth and kinda nutty. I usually like a darker, stronger cigar, so was really surprised. Nice even burn, long white ash, great flavor clear down to the nub. I would give it a 94 at least. Yes, I will be getting more.”
JL of SARATOGA SPRINGS, UT
“I bought these in a sampler. It's a ok smoke nothing special, I would not buy a box of these based on my first smoke. But after smoking the Sun Grown which i found very pleasing will let this one age in the humidor a little longer to see if it more then just something I smoke while cutting the yard.”
DH of CHARLOTTE, NC
“Good flavor, poor wrapper construction”
WK of Littleton, CO
“This cigar had good flavor right from the beginning. Not too heavy on the palate, just a nice flavorful smooth smoke. PDR does it again.”