Around thew world, even people who don't smoke cigars know the name Cohiba. A few months ago, Cohiba released the Cohiba Royale. General Cigar, parent company of Cohiba, touted the release as the fullest and strongest of any cigar to ever carry the Cohiba name. It is also the first Cohiba to not be made [...]
In early 2019, a new collaboration project was announced. AJ Fernández and José Blanco (Jochy). Dubbed the San Lotano Dominicano would become another extension of the San Lotano Line from AJ Fernández. With so many collaborations on the market, this one takes elements from both men and their respective experience in Premium Cigars. Tobaccos are a blend of leaves from Blanco and Fernández, with production happening at Blanco's factory in Dominican Republic. Here is Matt's evaluation of this cigar.
The Wunder|Lust made an impact when it was released exclusively in Europe back in 2016. When the Gran Corona vitola was released in 2019, the buzz online was almost palpable. This cigar also carries the name of RoMa Craft co-founder Skip Martin's daughter, Fiorella. Here is Matt's review of the Wunder|Lust Fiorella Gran Corona.
Cameroon is one of those tobacco leaves that we smoke all the time, and maybe don't really think about. It has been a popular leaf for many decades, and when processed with care it can be an extremely flavorful and distinct element in a premium cigar. In 2019, the people at Espinosa Cigars teamed up with General Cigar to create Warzone. General has a massive supply of Cameroon tobacco, and Erik Espinosa had never made a cigar with this wrapper leaf, so a new partnership was born.
It's been a while since reviewed a cigar with a good deal of complexity, but this one has a lot going on. Not only is it complex, it's a range of flavors and aromas that complement and contract each other very well. There are no moments during the smoking experience when I think the flavors are competing for top billing.