The new-old gem recently made its way back to CI HQ. And just a few puffs had the boys in the office throwing around prices like $4-5 apiece. And they’re worth that easily. But my heart’s with the people - so I vetoed and ‘suggested’ a sub $2 price tag. Naturally, no objections.
From Erik Espinosa, the man behind the highly-rated 601 brand, these hearty, Cuban-esque handmades are carefully crafted in Nicaragua with a silky Connecticut wrapper and a rich, well-aged blend of Cuban-seed long-fillers. The combination promotes a smooth, everyday smoke complete with ample flavor and a perfectly-medium-bodied profile. Notes of oak, black pepper, sweet cream, coffee and more grace each clean n’ creamy puff. It’s good….really good….and they’re yours for as little as $1.47 apiece.
These are a decent smoke with mild flavor, even burning, and good taste.
Louis G.✔ Verified Buyer
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5 out of 5
Cigar smoker since 1995, this is 5 Stars for relative value; Quality of smoke vs Price.
Aug 07, 2015
I don't write many reviews, but this one is worth mentioning. I like Med to Full flavor & body cigars but these are a nice change at Mild to Med. Truest to a typical CT flavor description I've ever smoked, creamy nutty toasty slight pepper. I like the flavor profiles for Obsidian Wht Noise & CAO America which this cigar reminds me of, but This cigar is a CT flavor bomb (if there's such a thing). To give reviewers a idea of my palate, I like: Tatuaje Regios Fausto & Grand Cojonu (anything from Pete Johnson), Oliva V, Liga Privada & Undercrown, anything My Father esp Jamie Garcia, LGC Series R & N, Fuente D.Carlos & Hemmingway, Cain F, Sancho Panza F & D.Maduro, Bahia Mad, Anything from Don Pepin, anything from Roma Craft, Padron 5000 & Anni 1964, JdN Red Antano & Rosalones, Diesel Rage, all CAO esp Bazilia, Monte Edmundo Peruvian & Afrique, R&J Bully, 601 la bomba... You get the picture. If these are the cigars you smoke I think you'll like EO 21 with your morning coffee.