|Shapes:||Corona, Robusto, Toro|
Made by hand in Miami under the watchful eye of George Rico, Barracuda has plenty of...errr...bite. But I mean that in a good way, as this attractive handmade has plenty of bold flavors to go along with its impressive appearance. First, a blend of all-Nicaraguan ligero long-fillers and Nicaraguan binder are carefully selected. Then, kicking the party up a notch is the toothy Nicaraguan Habano wrapper dating back to 2002. Initial notes of cedar, earth, and pepper gradually develop and intensify, as a touch of sweetness caps things off nicely. The draw is consistent, the overall character is smooth and rich, and I find myself rummaging through my humidor for one on a consistent basis.