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The LE turns five
For the last five years, the Las Calaveras from Crowned Heads has consistently been among the best-selling small-batch, limited edition cigars we receive. And that’s saying something in an industry with this many brands and releases. This year, they’re changing things up a bit, and I’m not just talking about the bright green boxes. Instead, each Las Calaveras has a slightly different blend than year’s past.
For those unfamiliar, Las Calaveras is traditionally released around Dias de los Muertos, and features art inspired by La Calavera Cartina. But enough about that, let’s get to what you really want to know: the blend. Las Calaveras is a medium to full-bodied powerhouse, utilizing a Mexican San Andres maduro wrapper for the first time, with Nicaraguan binder and long-filler. Flavors dance around your palate, alternating between chocolatey, peppery, and oaky, all while remaining smooth and balanced.
Good news! Las Calaveras EL 2018 has earned a 90-point rating, noting: "Enrobed in a dark, oily cover leaf, this finely crafted cigar smokes well, offering notes of cedar, wood and cinnamon balanced by hints of coffee bean and vanilla."