A gem from Esteli, Nicaragua.
Last year delivered a bumper crop of new brands from Tabacalera Perdomo, including the fantastic, re-blended Perdomo Reserve series. But, the Slow-Aged cigars might be the pick of the litter. It's just my kind of cigar: see, not only do we get quality tobaccos, over-the-top aging and superior flavor but the price is unbeatable for a blend of this caliber. First, the wrapper: your choice of a chestnut-brown Connecticut natural or a coffee-black Connecticut Broadleaf maduro. Each glistens with oils. Next comes the filler blend: Slow-Aged cigars employ four different Nicaraguan long-leaf tobaccos, including a choice strain of ligero leaf that amps up the flavor profile just a touch. This complex blend results in a deliciously smooth, robust and vivacious flavor with creaminess and coffee-like notes. Topping off the exquisite experience is the price.