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."
“Picked up a few of these boys, and once I let them sit for two weeks in my humi all I gotta say is WOW!! What a great smoke. Reminds me a bit of the Alec Bradley Prensado. Definitely will be storing more in my humi!! Grab one and see for yourself.”
AL of RIVERSIDE, CA
“Absolutely top-notch construction. Big clouds of smoke. So smooth I thought it was medium bodied til I started getting a slight buzz. Nice flavors.”
AH of CHANUTE, KS
“A great smoke! I love it with some hot ginger tea.”
BS of APO, AE
“Definitely the upper end of medium. Excellent in every respect. I reach for these more than any other label in my humidor. Would have earned a 94 by my scoring.”
MM of BURKE, VA
“I am new to smoking cigars and have gone through a sampler. I have tried Rocky Patel, Padron, and Arturo Fuente which are all very good. However, I'm in love with the Bahia brand. A couple weeks ago I ordered the Bahia Maduro because it was my favorite reasonably priced cigars. I thought I would give the Bahia Gold a try. From what I recall of the Padron 1964 (smoked one a couple months ago) the Bahia Gold ranks close enough for me! I absolutely love them!”