Cu-Avana Intenso. This richly rendered flavor bomb puts that name to the test!
The original Cu-Avana blends (both the exceedingly mild natural and mild-medium maduro) have been lining the humidors of fellas across the land who enjoy mild cigars that are consistently on point. All was well and good until full-bodied fans began grumbling for a full-tilt Cu-Avana blend, one made with the same relentless consistency but with more junk in the trunk - more richness, more body, more complexity.
Wait no more because the Cu-Avana Intenso is here. The 6"x52 Toro is a powerfully full-bodied and extraordinarily flavorful beaut rising from the cigar capital of Nicaragua: Esteli, specifically Nestor Plasencia. The blend begins with a dark and redolent Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper grown from Habano-seed. Thick and oily, this leaf is a marvel to look at and bubbles over with flavor. The true power of this cigar is derived from its long-leaf combination: an extensively aged, all-ligero mixture of tobaccos from Peru and Nicaragua. Cu-Avana Intenso erupts on the palate leaving a hearty, spicy core with an underpinning of dense, oaky, earthy notes and a long, satisfying finish. Full-bodied from start to finish, the flavors evolve throughout the slow burn, becoming increasingly intense right down to the nub.