|Shapes:||Belicoso, Lancero/Panatela, Robusto|
La Duena - translation: the owner or boss.
The Garcia family knows cigar making like the back of their hand. First on the scene was Don Pepin, followed by his son Jaime, and now dipping her toe in the water is Janny, Don Pepin’s daughter. Blended by Pete Johnson a close family friend, La Duena is built to cater to Janny's appetite for medium-bodied full-flavored cigars. Crafted in the renowned My Father factory in Nicaragua, this impressive offering hits the nail on the head. Exceedingly rich and flavorful, this handmade manages to achieve a glorious array of flavors without ever growing beyond medium-bodied. Thanks to the dark and toothy Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper, and a supporting core of Connecticut Broadleaf and Nicaraguan long-fillers, this ensemble performs like a dream. Smooth refined notes of cocoa, coffee, earth, and gentle spices mingle before a naturally sweet finish. Complex, smooth, and lip-smacking from start to finish, La Duena is well-worth your time.
La Duena received a well-deserved 90-rating noting: "Dark and streaky, this veiny robusto is earthy and spicy with touches of cedar and mint. Cinnamon-sugar sweet- ness and a touch of leather add complexity."