|Shapes||Belicoso, Robusto, Toro|
A taste of the Greater Antilles.
H. Upmann has a strong history of success in the cigar business that’s entirely their own, but this doesn’t preclude them from joining forces with other names in the industry. Big or small, these collaborations produce truly special releases that benefit not only themselves but the industry as a whole. The AJ Fernandez and Grupo de Maestros versions were instantly well-received, and their newest collaboration is with famed tobacco produced Jose Mendez, with a goal to pay tribute to the nearly forgotten Dominican tobacco processes native to the island of Hispaniola.
This medium-full bodied gen contains tobacco from several different farms and growing regions in the Dominican, including Andullo and Pilotico. The binder is Dominican and the wrapper is a sultry Ecuador Sumatra leaf, producing uniquely creamy and complex notes of nuts, cedar, and toast. Jose Mendez pulled out all the stops for this exceptional blend, so grab a box and get a taste of olde-world Hispaniola.