Jose Blanco has crafted some real quality, sleeper cigar blends, and his Palma Real is a classic mild Dominican cigar. At CI prices, Palma Real is steal. Filled to the brim with Dominican grown long leaf tobaccos covered in a Connecticut-Ecuador wrapper, this blend combines to produce a surprisingly tasty smoke along with a pleasant aroma and consistent taste and even burn time after time. A hidden gem at CI.
Smoking a cigar on the golf course is relaxing and pleasurable, but you don't have the luxury of lounging back and slowly enjoying the smoke. I'm likely to drop it, scrape it, get it wet and constant relighting is a given. For that reason, my Scottish blood will not allow me to take an expensive cigar out with my golf clubs. I first learned of Palma Real at a golf course in Oklahoma where that was the favorite of the Head Pro. Good points of the cigar: mild, easy drawing, nice taste and inexpensive. Minor minuses: wrappers tend to unwrap sometimes and taste is not always uniform. Recently, I got the Toro size - which is about right for 9 - 13 holes of golf. Next time I'm going back to the Palma Real Churchill size which is good for 13 -18 holes. It's also my choice for smoking on the lawn tractor and other outdoor work where one is likely to "mistreat" the smoke. Save the Premium smokes for your rocking chair on your BIG DECK.
Joseph C.✔ Verified Buyer
3 out of 5
Palma Real Presaidente
Aug 13, 2015
On line service consistently great. Quality of cigars not. Batches vary on dryness as 1/3 of orders over the years come unwrapped while smoking.