While Erik Espinosa may not quite be a household name just yet, mark my words that he will be....and soon. He’s the same mad genius behind some blends you know and love such as Cubao, 601, Murcielago, La Bomba, and a host of others. His premier release, Espinosa Habano, took home a well-deserved 90-point rating and solidified his status as a true force to be reckoned with. Now he’s back again with a brand new beat.
Draped in a sleek and blemish-free Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Espinosa Proxy No. 24 wastes no time getting down to business. A peek under the covers reveals a Nicaraguan binder and a bountiful blend of carefully selected Nicaraguan Criollo long-fillers. Enliven your senses with distinctive notes of spice, earth, sweet cedar and a slight hint of pepper. In terms of top-notch boutique handmades, this offering has everything you could ever want and more.
I had never tried any of the Espinosa family of cigars until I purchased a five pack of these Proxy No. 24 Toros in the Progressive Jackpot Sampler. I like this type of sampler because I can choose which cigars to try without spending a ton of money. I was very pleasantly surprised since the cigar matched the reviews, it's a darn good cigar at these prices. I would consider it more on the medium-full level which is my preference. It burned well with very few touch ups, and I have ordered more of them in my latest Progressive Jackpot Sampler purchases. Try them out, it's a great deal at the sampler prices.