|Shapes||Corona, Gordo, Robusto|
Stephen Bailey’s family has been in tobacco for years and years, but it was only a few years ago they got into the premium cigar game. And they got in good. Quickly releasing about a half dozen blends, each C&A release has been met with loads of critical acclaim. But let’s not forget their roots – Meridian, the handmade cigar that started it all.
Cornelius & Anthony Meridian is manufactured in the La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, and sports a toothy, reddish Ecuadorian Habano wrapper leaf. Underneath, Nicaraguan binder and Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers meld together into a nutty core of flavor, featuring nice fruity sweetness and a sharp spiciness with a long, satisfying finish.