The name Eddie Ortega may not ring a bell, but that's probably because this is his first solo cigar release. Notice how I said solo, not only. Responsible for the 'O' half of EO cigars, this definitely isn't his first rodeo. He's had his hands in the cookie jar of brands like 601, Cubao, and REO. Now, Eddie Ortega has branched off on his own. Enter the first creation under his new brand, the Ortega Serie 'D'.
The Ortega Serie 'D' Maduro is enchanting from head to toe. Draped in an uber-dark San Andres maduro wrapper, and stuffed with long-fillers from Esteli and Jalapa, expect a medium to full-bodied handmade unleashing layers of bold flavor. Rich notes of dark cocoa, coffee bean, oak, and a hint of dried fruit engulf the senses. Carefully crafted in the My Father factory in Nicaragua, this box-pressed beauty brings to the table everything you've come to know and love from the hands of Don Pepin.
Ortega Serie 'D' Maduro received a well-deserved 90-rating noting: "The smoke of this dark belicoso is rich and woody, carrying some meaty notes and touches of spice and earth. The draw is even and lush throughout."