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.
“Am I the only one who's tried these? Assuming they are the same cigar as the bundles that were on clearance, they are an excellent, rich, med.-full bodied smoke that I would consider paying regular price for. That's saying a lot for a cheapskate like me. Enjoy!”
AS of Greensboro, NC
“I just read the only review on these and it is exactly the way I feel. I'm cheap but I know and love my cigars. I would never have tried these at the regular price but I got them on clearance and thought that I must have just gotten lucky with a really good, maybe even wrongly labeled/packaged cigar with the my first bundle. So I bought a couple more bundles and they were just as good (I probably drove my wife nuts with months of telling her how great they were, but I am a blessed man as she has no problem with me smoking in the house, even in the winter when we have a fire burning, as much to release the smoke as any of the "normal" reasons! The long and short is that I probably bought 15 bundles, maybe more, and I was crushed when they were no longer on clearance. While I still have about a bundle left I find myself looking at the normal price, which still is really cheap for this cigar and I will be ordering some now so I can get the 20% discount that's available today (gotta feel like I got some kind of deal, right?!). The reality is that they compare with much higher priced, well known brands. So here I am probably eliminating any chance of ever seeing that clearance price again but if I ever do, I will be filling my 4 humidors (one of which is a big 'ol honkah that my wife surprised me with 21 years ago and is just about the nicest piece of furniture that we own!So I find myself ordering more and really looking forward to not having to ration myself on them as I have been since the sale ended. I've gotta say that CI has saved me a bundle over the years and for that I thank you Boys! Now can we just get a day or two of the clearance price back?! Please? My advice that I've realized through this is if you find a real bargain buy 'um up; sometimes it can even make sense to pick up another humidor so you can take advantage of these opportunities,...and no, I have no affiliation with CI other than being a customer (windy one too!).”