Ave Maria has always been known for their exquisite label art and packaging as well as being one of the best cigars in the industry, and the Argentum is another prime example. This stunning stogie will take you to Ave Maria’s dark side with powered up intensity while still maintaining Ave Maria’s signature smooth and creamy profile. The Morning Star (perfecto) vitola is particularly stunning; this handsome Nicaraguan handmade features an ultra-dark and oily Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro which hugs a zesty Nicaraguan binder, and a luscious and hearty blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers. Medium to full bodied, expect hearty and bold flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, leather, cedar, and light spice. Tasty right down to the nub, pair it with a dark sipping rum on a lazy afternoon.
The Nicaraguan cigar industry originated when Cuban cigar makers escaped the revolution and re-established their livelihood in Nicaragua with Cuban-seed tobacco. Blessed with dark, rich soil, their new home was ideal for tobacco cultivation and Nicaragua quickly became known for cigars that rivaled Cuban quality. Unfortunately, revolution and war came to Nicaragua in the 1980s and devastated the industry, but it’s rebounded dramatically and is once again producing tobacco considered by many to be the finest in the world.
The Esteli Valley is in many ways the heart of Nicaraguan production and is known for its very powerful and spicy tobacco. The Jalapa Valley produces arguably the finest tobacco in the country: somewhat sweeter and less intense than Esteli, but extremely complex. The tobacco of the Condega Valley is often described as a blend of the other two regions.
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