With the end goal of producing an atypical smoking experience worthy of the project's colorful name, Psychedelic Turtle took shape through the use of tobaccos from Nicaragua's northernmost growing regions.
The Espinosa Las 6 Provincias LHB is yet another example of the stronger, spicier side of Espinosa's offerings. For me, this is a post (big) dinner smoke as the spice would be better complimented after such. If you enjoy the "typical" Espinosa offering, you will no doubt enjoy this.
With Feng Shui, Cigar Dojo has partnered with Espinosa Premium Cigars and the company's La Zona factory to find balance and harmony with "The Dojo's" Asian influence. This is most quickly evident with the cigar's square format. In fact, the box-press mold was custom designed by members of the Cigar Dojo team, offering the most box-pressed vitola from a Cigar Dojo collaborative project to date.
Given my expectations, the spice delivery was met in spades, although I'm not too sure if I would call it a wasabi/horseradish delivery. Instead, it was more white pepper driven. What's interesting is, I rarely tasted conventional candela flavors (vegetal, grassy). Overall, if you are a fan of bigger spice in a candela cigar, the Espinosa Wasabi is no doubt for you.
When you consider the high level review performance for Espinosa cigars, it sets a challenging bar for releases to meet. Compared to those consistently great releases, the 601 Blue Label Maduro Toro ends up being an average cigar. That isn't to say it's a bad cigar, because it is enjoyable, and the powdered cocoa flavors are going to appeal to a very broad smoking audience.
This is a very nice re-introduction of the Murcielago and one I would go back to often. This would be a good evening/after dinner cigar based on the full and dark flavors along with the strength. Fans of the previous Murcielago's and those that are Espinosa fans are sure to find another favorite here.
The Espinosa Reggae was very enjoyable. I wasn't sure whether the cigar flavors were going to align with the packaging concept, but I should have had more faith in Espinosa to deliver another great blend.