|Shapes:||Belicoso, Gordo, Robusto|
A little taste of Cuba for a fraction of the price.
Personally, I didn't care about this when it hit the docks. I even wanted to not like it from everyone around me singing its praises. My pride continued to get the best of me for a few weeks. Finally I came into contact with one and figured I'd see what the fuss was about. And dammit, they were right! So this one time and one time only, I put my pride aside.
Simply put, this cigar kicks ass and it’s as affordable as they come. Needless to say, I caught flack, and it continues to this day because I currently have 3 mazos filling up my desktop humidor. Here’s the scoop: This impressive handmade from Abe Flores and Pinar del Rio swaps out the expensive packaging and replaces it with loads of rich, Cuban-esque flavor.
To create Icon, Flores chose a vintage Dominican Corojo wrapper – a gorgeous, toothy, reddish-brown leaf – and paired it with Cuban-seed Nicaraguan and Dominican long-fillers. This combination leads to a hearty, medium-bodied profile brimming with creamy notes of wood, coffee, sweetness, pepper, and a brilliant aroma of fresh baked bread. In short, you’ll savor this one…and they’ll only cost you a few bucks apiece.