Bahia has been churning out delectable handmades for years, but none have withstood the test of time like the brand’s flagship, Bahia Gold. A 91-rated, full-bodied, full-flavored handmade, Gold has been the veritable poster-child of Bahia, proving time and time again to be one of the most impressive and well-rounded blends in its portfolio.
Hand-crafted in small, yearly allotments, Gold is a complex and impressive box-pressed creation. Each Bahia Gold is draped in a 4-year-old Ecuadorian sun-grown wrapper that is oily, dark, and soft to the touch. This choice leaf hugs an extensively aged blend of Dominican long-fillers, including select secos, visos, and the perfect amount of ligero. After rolling, each cigar is set down for a 12-month cedar-slumber, morphing these tobaccos into a savory and refined experience. No doubt a full-bodied creation, Bahia Gold is enticingly smooth. Puff after puff reveals notes of leather, espresso, and a touch of spice behind a bold toasty tobacco core. A well-balanced offering, Bahia Gold sets the bar, and sets it high.
Bahia Gold’s well-deserved 91-rating notes: "An oily box-pressed cigar. The wrapper is olive colored but silky. It draws and burns well, and the thick smoke has hints of toast, ginger and leather."