Created in 2007, the San Cristobal brand is starting to make waves throughout the cigar industry. Known as a full bodied brand, the Ovation Opulence you have in your shipment today fits that bill perfectly. This Nicaraguan handmade is created by the legendary José “Don Pepin” Garcia who is one of the best in the industry, known for channeling old world Cuba into modern day blends. The Ovation starts with a core of Nicaraguan long-fillers and binder and is finished with a two and a half year intensely double fermented, dark, and oily San Andrés oscuro wrapper. Full-bodied, expect notes of spice, pepper, coffee, chocolate, earth, and wood that, although rich, remain very balanced. Hearty and robust, a full bodied red wine accompanies this smoke perfectly.
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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