No doubt you’ve heard of Jose “Pepin” Garcia, one of the great cigar makers of our time. And chances are you’ve sampled some of his work, but I can guarantee you’ve never seen anything like this before. Originally a limited-edition smoke, El Centurion is back and here to stay.
Staying true to the original blend, Pepin packs the El Centurion with all well-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos. The kicker here is he incorporates the super-unique Sancti Spiritus leaf which morphs this blend into a spicy-sweet beast with notes of pepper and leather. Medium to full in body, El Centurion is tasty right out of the box and after a few months of diligent aging, the real fireworks begin!
“You can tell this is a Pepin cigar. Nice, dark oily wrapper, solid construction, good draw, and even burn. Pre-light aromas are stout and deceiving, suggesting a very strong cigar. Yet this smokes like a medium to medium-full, opening with a leathery taste an ample amounts of smoke. As you get into the cigar, the spice builds and changes a bit, never gets overbearing, and has a solid finish. The burn, like the flavors and amount of smoke are consistant throughout. I only had this belicoso in my humidor for a few weeks, so I imagine this stick will only get better with age. Even without, this is a solid smoke at a good price.”
RM of Delmar, NY
“excellent stick!!! after a inch in taste becomes creamy and i pic up slight notes of caramel. Very smooth retro-hale. one of my top 3 favorite sticks. Winner!!!”
AB of Hampton, VA
“i've had a few of these and throughly enjoyed them. freaking great cigar for the price!”
NB of Maryville, TN
“Not a bad thing to say about this one. Well made with a beautiful dark wrapper. Love how the oils really bubble thru. Sign of a quality cigar in my book. Gonna have to let a few age to see how much better it gets. Featured recently at my cigar club night and nobody was disappointed.”
WP of Cincinnati, OH
“One of the best I ever smoked. Too bad I found these at the age of 63!”