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Aganorsa Leaf is proud to announce the latest expression of the company’s signature flavor and aroma: Supreme Leaf. A Corojo 99 dominant blend using all Aganorsa Leaf tobaccos, Supreme Leaf is a rich, dynamic Nicaraguan puro intended to excite the palate with a complex balance of mouthwatering sweetness and potent spice.
Since being released, it has been a staple in the Crux Cigars assortment and consistently rates high on industry blogs. It’s newly designed packaging features a yin-yang-styled bull and bear icon and a vibrant blue color.
Mombacho Cigars S.A. announced today that they have commenced the distribution of a new line of cigars, “Diplomático By Mombacho Cigars S.A,” this marks the first time in the industry that a cigar maker has collaborated with a rum company to create a one-of-a- kind cigar experience.
The Powstanie Wojtek had a pretty simple flavor profile with not much transition, but even so, it did it well. While the price is a bit high for a cigar of this size, it provided a longer than expected smoking time, so it does provide value with the flavor delivery and smoking length. I'd be happy to smoke more of these and would have no problem recommending that others give this a try.
The Headley Grange Chamuco incorporates the original Headley Grange blend, and is finished with a Mexican (San Andres) maduro wrapper. The stout 5 1/2" x 54 cigar is box-pressed, and like the Black Lab 2018, features a closed foot which spotlights the natural sweet nature of the Mexican wrapper upon initial ignition.
The Esclusivo Connecticut uses an Ecuador Connecticut wrapper over a Nicaragua binder and Nicaragua and Dominican filler. Esclusivo Connecticut will debut in a 6 x 52 parejo and the initial production is set to 300 Boxes of 20 cigars.
The Southern Draw Jacobs Ladder Brimstone is a nice offering in the line, but I don't feel it reaches or goes beyond the previous iterations. The profile is dark and strong, but the dryness just took away from the overall enjoyment. For fans of the brand and the line, it's a definite try, but for my preference, I'll go with one of the previous versions.
Overall, the A.C.E. Prime A Cuban Experience El Elegante had a good flavor profile. It was a small core number of flavors, but they were good. This is my first experience with the brand and it has me interested in smoking their other offerings.
Uru Doshi has been rolled at the Raíces Cubanas factory, located in Danlí, Honduras. The blend is flavor-forward and bright on the palate, offering an atypical profile not commonly seen from the renowned Raíces Cubanas facility. Uru Doshi will be packaged in soft bundles of 10 cigars, being rolled in a singular Toro format.