The Kristoff Ligero series takes the traditional Kristoff blends to bold new heights, utilizing three times the ligero to produce a full-bodied, full-flavored bouquet layered with satisfying nuances, but maintaining perfect balance throughout the burn.
Ligero Criollo is a beautiful handmade with a dark, chocolate-brown color and impressive oils. Each generous vitola is made entirely with Cuban-seed long-fillers, including a Cuban-seed blend of Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers with ample long-leaf ligeros at play. This feisty combination is secured within a bold Dominican binder, then cloaked by a thick and leathery Honduran Criollo wrapper. Once removed from the aging rooms, each Kristoff Ligero Criollo burns slowly to produce a medium to full-bodied array of flavor, including toast, cedar, nuts, and sweet spices on the long but refined finish. The strength gradually increases throughout the burn, ending with a full-bodied, full-flavored crescendo.
Kristoff Ligero Criollo received a well-deserved 90-rating noting: "This pigtailed lancer is rolled with an uncut foot. Plenty of smoke on the draw layers the palate with hearty, savory flavors of leather, sea salt and black pepper."
The difference between this Kristoff LC and every other "strong" cigar is like the difference between chuck roast and a porterhouse. A deep rich chewy stick with plenty of sweet spice, not dry and hollow like so many stick nowadays. Those of you that enjoy sweet spicy power know "that" flavor you long for. JdN Antano is like a short filler DR fumas standing next to the Kristoff LC... seriously.