Cuban born Don Claudio Pintor has been making cigars for almost fifty years. For more than a generation his family produced fine hand-made cigars in Costa Rica. (One of his Churchill's was rated 93 by Cigar Aficionado.) In 1996, Pintor moved into a new facility in Esteli, Nicaragua, closer to their tobacco supplier where he joined forces with Wild Bill Madonna to grow and construct the Dos Reinas (Two Queens) and Florentino Cigar lines. Each is crafted completely by hand in Nicaragua. The line's binder and wrappers make use of Indonesian grown Sumatran tobacco. Each made of the finest long filler Cuban seed tobacco from Nicaragua's Jalapa region. The country has a high composition of volcanic ash which closely resembles the rich composition of Cuban soil. Our panel enjoyed these cigars' ability to deliver a full, robust flavor in a smooth overall smoking experience. In addition to the two cigars featured this month, the Dos Reinas line is also available in a corona, pyramid, toro, and torpedo.
Look for a rustic brown, oily wrapper in this very well constructed smoke. We found it to burn evenly, offering an even, perfect ash. Note a pleasing somewhat spicy aroma. This cigar is packed with flavor. We found it to be surprisingly spicy with plenty of smoke volume and an easy draw. The tobacco is definitely aged properly. Overall, a very full, rich tasting complex cigar with plenty of everything you'd want! Consider pairing it up with a full-bodied dry roasted Stout.
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