In terms of high quality boutique blends, it can be difficult to sift through all the choices to find just the right one. That’s why I’ve taken the liberty of doing the dirty work for you, and went out on a quest to uncover an ideal find that perfectly captures the limited production spirit while still exciting the palate. And it’s no surprise that my pick hails from Erik Espinosa, the same master blender who in the past brought you lines such as Cubao, 601, Murcielago, La Bomba, and more.
Espinosa Sequel is a medium-bodied handmade that’s chock-full of personality. A carefully curated blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers is layered inside a Nicaraguan binder, then topped off gorgeously with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. Smooth and creamy ‘til the last puff, you can expect satisfying notes of tobacco, light spice, earth, and wood that linger long after the embers have been extinguished. Have a taste of this worthy sequel and see exactly what the Espinosa brand has to offer.
“I must say that I wanted to love this cigar, but it just fell so short. The flavor shows flashes of brilliance with a mix of cedar, earthiness, and the occasional burst of what seems to be nutmeg. The construction leaves a lot to be desired. From start to finish this cigar burned too hot for me. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't build any cool smoke in this stick.... For what its worth I tried the Robusto.”