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The Don kicks it up a notch
When you hear cigar lover’s talk about tobacco, it always comes back to a few countries: Nicaragua, the DR, and Cuba. But those who have been around the block once or twice know there’s a spot in Europe that deserves to be in those talks too — Italy. Italian tobacco is criminally underutilized in the cigar industry, but now Don Rafael throws their hat in the ring to remind us all that Italy isn’t just food, wine, nonnas and soccer.
Featuring a thick dose of Italian dark-fired tobacco from Tuscany in the filler, Don Rafael Italia is a medium-full bodied powerhouse. This strength in body isn’t normally what Don Raf is known for, but take a puff and you’ll wish every cigar he made tasted like this. Italia features notes of oak, hearty spice, and an indescribably rich sweetness. With all the brands on the cigar market today, it’s hard to innovate. But I promise you, there’s nothing quite like this one around.