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Hot like Wasabi, when I bust rhymes
Erik Espinosa has long been one of the most unique names in the cigar industry. From the 601 series, to Alpha Dawg, to Comfortably Numb, this guy covers the full range of style and presentation… Hell, the last meeting I had with him, he was smoking cigars in a bathrobe! Which brings us to Wasabi, a Candela wrapped blend coming from the La Zona Cigar Factory. At first glance, you may think this thing is a marketing gimmick but not so fast my friend! Just ask anyone who’s familiar with La Zona’s work, and you’ll know this thing is legit.
Up top, you’ve got the green and smooth Candela wrapper leaf (that’s certainly reminding some of you out there of the cigars of yesteryear) capped by a dark brown Habano leaf. The binder and filler are undisclosed, but believe me, they make their presence known immediately — this cigar packs a punch! Tons of earth and black pepper boom forth from this blend in a most unexpected way, proving this one ain’t your Daddy’s candela. Believe me, this is a cigar that’s straight up legit: even the uppity up cigar bloggers rated it highly.