|Shapes:||Belicoso, Gordo, Robusto, Toro|
George does it again!
Making cigars of the highest quality that are also very affordable has been George Rico’s MO ever since establishing Gran Habano in 2007. Boasting a slew of 90+ rated blends, including the likes of Gran Habano 3 Siglos and Gran Habano Corojo, it’s safe to say they have cemented their status as a formidable player in the biz. With their newest core line release, Rico and the Gran Habano team have delivered an extremely rare blend that utilizes very limited ‘VL’ tobaccos.
This offering boasts an oily, dark chocolate colored Habano Oscuro wrapper leaf encasing ultra-refined long-fillers from the lush soils of Nicaragua and Honduras. With bright blue, Spanish-cedar packaging and bands, Gran Habano ‘VL’ catches your eye from a distance and holds your attention until the very last puff. Bold notes of oak, leather, earth, and a sweet creaminess coat the palate. A long, lingering finish reveals ‘VL’ to be another reasonably priced homerun from George Rico and company, destined for a 90+ rating of its own.