Consider this your private invitation to the best of Pinar del Rio. Because at hand is a meticulously crafted gem, carefully blended with the choicest tobaccos for one hell of an exclusive handmade: the Small Batch Reserve Habano.
Gabbing you at hello is an oily and reddish Habano Brazilian wrapper, and pulling you in for more is no doubt the hearty core. An array of Dominican and Nicaraguan Corojo leaves that provide just the right tick of oomph. Secure these with a Dominican Criollo 98 binder, and you've got one recipe that would make momma proud. Rich, with a hint of spice up front, expect notes of cedar, leather, and cocoa to enter the fray as the spice builds in intensity along the slow, cool burn. Starting off medium-bodied, it really starts to pick up steam at the midway point, inching toward a grand crescendo.
I am a fan of Pinar del Rio and have yet to try one that I dislike. There are two however tthat are every day smokes for me - the Small Batch Black Label and the Small Batch Red Label. This particular smoke is very straight forward, easy to light, nice draw with an even burn. The flavors are mildly spicey yet smooth with notes of earth and wood. I am by no means an Aficionado, but I know what I like and this cigar is a keeper. So get a box or two and enjoy!
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2 out of 5
Dec 04, 2015
Rock solid construction. Intoxicating aroma coming off the foot, but just nothing coming through the draw worth noting. Amazing cigar in every way but what counts most. I stuck with it to the edge of the final third but bailed cause it just never delivered. If I could of smoked the foot without burning my lips I would have.