If you want the inside scoop on one of the best new handmades around, take a look-see at the Sol Cubano Special Dark. The grand follow up to the Sol Cubano Classic, the Special Dark adds just the right amount of simmer to the sauce. Thanks in large part to a gorgeous Habano Oscuro sun-grown wrapper, expect a bit more oomph to go along with a deeper, more intense flavor profile.
To craft Special Dark, the impressive wrapper leaf is carefully selected from the plant’s upper most, nutrient rich, sun-drenched region. Then, it’s set down for a long slumber in the aging rooms imparting a thick, oily appearance, beautiful color and feisty flavor profile. But most importantly, this isn’t some paint job on an old jalopy. Tucked just beneath this leaf lies an array of rich, well-balanced Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers, hugged by a Dominican binder. The end result is nothing short of stupendous. Each puff issues a bevy of thick medium to full-bodied smoke, complete with a wonderful array of spices, toasty tobacco, natural sweetness and an undeniable smoothness. If that wasn’t enough to set things straight, check out the highly enjoyable prices below….that’s no typo.