XO goes to Connecticut
Since they began their revolution in the industry, Balmoral cigars have been an absolute success. Each one of their blends delivers a load of complex, unique flavors and they’ve all been racking up awards across countless publications. So when they told me they were developing a Connecitcut blend, I was more than enthused. Today, we welcome their newest achievement: Balmoral Anejo XO Connecticut.
Crowned with a shade-grown wrapper from the Connecticut River Valley, these Dominican handmades provide a luxuriously creamy experience. Underneath the genuine US wrapper leaf, an Ecuador Sumatra binder leaf encases Dominican Olor and Pennsylvania long-fillers plus the exclusive, stalk-cut Brazilian Mata Norte leaf that made the original XO so popular. Lighting it up, you’ll find a mixture of vanilla and toasted caramel notes with hints of white pepper.
Good news! Balmoral Anejo XO Connecticut has received a 92-point rating, noting: "Topped with a fantail cap, this short blond robusto draws perfectly, imparting a cedary, nutty smoke that also shows notes of coffee bean, vanilla and earth."