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Beautiful boutiques to fit any budget!
El Artista is a cigar factory known for their eclectic boutique offerings, and their dedication to growing and blending only the best leaves possible. Buffalo TEN is their newest offering, and this beautiful box-pressed toro pushes the envelope of quality and affordability. A true study in contradiction, the rare and heavily-aged components would be right at home in a cigar three times the price, but as El Artista puts it, ‘We make cigars, not money’.
For the blend, a toothy, rich Mexican San Andrew wrapper covers a Dominican Negrito binder, and fillers from the USA, Colombia, and Nicaragua. Also used in the filler is an exclusive Dominican leaf known as T-13, which El Artista has been patiently aging for seven years. The result is a medium-bodied profile rife with notes of leather, cedar, spices, and cocoa, with toasty nuances and excellent construction. Coming in just one soft box-pressed toro size, Buffalo TEN is second-to-none, and ready to take its place in your daily rotation.