After having stirred up more buzz than an angry beehive, the follow-up to the Quesada Espana is here. Originally available only in the country of Spain, this elusive cigar now gets a U.S. makeover. Simply named Jalapa, this carefully crafted cigar hails from Manuel Quesada's renowned Dominican factory. And the good news is, other than the wrapper, the famed blend remains exactly the same.
To craft the Quesada Jalapa, patiently aged Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers are nestled inside a hearty Dominican binder. This well-balanced bouquet is made even better by the wrapper at hand. Part of an experimental crop grown in 2002 in the fertile region of Jalapa, this leaf was then set down for a long slumber in cedar aging rooms. 10 years later and the result is simply enchanting, as each cigar boasts a silky complexion and a light golden-brown color. Even more remarkable are the waves of savory flavors lingering in every puff. A buttery sweet core takes the stage as notes of cedar, cream, coffee and dashes of spice each make a cameo. No doubt captivating, this medium-bodied, limited-edition handmade lives up to expectations and then some. The only kicker is, only 1,000 boxes of 10 were crafted in each size. My advice here friend, don't hesitate.