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A global sensation.
Even though it took Alec Bradley almost five years to complete Mundial, it was well worth every hard-earned day. This blend hung out on the back burner for years, making way for hits such as Prensado, Cigar Aficionado’s Cigar of the Year in 2011. As for Mundial, the timing was never just right....Until now.
Make way for this incredibly special blend, featuring a careful mix of four distinct fillers from Nicaragua and Honduras with a generous amount of ligero and two binders – one Honduran, one Nicaraguan. The wrapper leaf is a thing of beauty, a stunner from the Trojes region of Honduras. Besides just the blend, the shape of this handmade is a real standout, with all sizes being rolled in the perfecto shape. All in all, Mundial is worth the wait, and it showed up right on time.
Alec Bradley Mundial has been awarded with an impressive 92-rating, noting: "Full of meaty, rich intonations, this cigar also imparts a pleasant minerality before a spicy, leathery finish. It’s well rolled with a pointed foot and dark wrapper."
I don't write a lot of reviews, but I felt like this deserved one. I got one of these in a sample pack, and this is one of the best sticks I've ever smoked. Great taste, nice even burn, and a great draw with plenty of smoke.
I was very impressed with this cigar by AB. Although it is a little steep in price, the flavor did not disappoint. Good construction and tons of black pepper and leather. Finally a full body cigar by AB that passes the test. My favorite new AB cigar!
This cigar is hands-down one of the finest full-flavored cigars on the market. I ordered five perfectos and was pleased with every one. The stick is well made, and even though one developed a wrapper problem in the humi, it burned evenly and only gave up its ash twice. There are hints of vanilla, some tiny hints of leather, and even a slight, natural sweetness. Also some hints of natural fine coffee. This cigar is well worth the price and puts other cigars in its class to shame. If you haven't tried any other AB product, this is one that deserves a sampling. Even in the last inch, this cigar had no "bite." I'm thinking of ordering these to be shipped on a monthly basis. Well worth the 92 rating; possibly higher.
This is absolutely the best cigar I have ever smoked, and I've smoked many. This beauty was a delight from beginning to end. I'll pay the price to experience these on an ongoing basis. That's all I can say.
Let me first state that I am a novice when it comes to the world of cigars and don't have the vocabulary to describe what it is I taste. The cigar I smoked that got me first hooked was the AB Nica Puro and still today is my favorite cigar, and since have tried all of the AB offerings and most of them occupy space in my humidor now. The Nica Puro, Prensado and Tempest are my favorites. When first saw the Mundial had been released I purchased a 5 pack from CI. After sitting in my humidor for A few weeks I tried the first one last night. Simply stated it was the most enjoyable cigar I've smoked to date. Before I finished smoking I ordered another 5 pack. Then I went back a few hours later and ordered a box. The best way I can describe it is that it is in the Prensado/tempest family to my taste, although much bolder than a Prensado and a creamier finish than a Tempest. I would highly recommend trying this offering although after reading 3000 boxes were released last year and 4000 this year, maybe it's best for me to keep quiet.
Worth every penny!
Mundial: a bit expensive but a great cigar