Dark and Lovely Cigar Sampler
Dark and Lovely Cigar Sampler
Maduro cigars are some of the most mouthwatering, flavorful blends out there. There’s a misconception in the cigar world about dark cigars, allegedly they are all very strong and spicy. Maduro means ‘ripe’, and although is true maduro wrapped cigars tend to be stronger, it doesn’t mean they all are. The saying "never judge a book by its cover" was invented precisely for moments like this one. Actually, you’ll find quite a range of different strengths and flavor profiles. So there’s no reason to be unsure about giving a Dark & Lovely cigar a whirl. One thing is for certain, maduro cigars provide a deep, rich, and flavorful profile that’s hard to resist.
H. Upmann by AJ Fernandez Toro (6 x 54) AJ Fernandez, master-blender extraordinaire, puts his spin on a legendary label with the H. Upmann by AJ Fernandez Cigar. Following in the footsteps of his other Heritage lines, this H. Upmann smoke features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 binder and a blend of Nicaragua (Criollo ’98) and Dominican Republic (Piloto Cubano) filler. The result is a rich and smoky sweetness, featuring hearty notes of cedar, dark roast coffee, hazelnut, and hints of cabinet spice.
Monte by Montecristo by AJ Fernandez Toro (6 x 55) AJ Fernandez, master-blender extraordinaire, puts his spin on another legendary label with the Monte by Montecristo by AJ Fernandez Cigar. This mature, box-pressed, full-bodied cigar features a Dark Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and Criollo ‘98 binder with a Criollo ‘98 and Piloto Cubano Dominican filler that have been aged to perfection. This blend delivers a rich notes of chocolate, toasted nuts and creamy caramel. This blend is not for the novice smoker, but will be a real thrill for serious smokers.
Aj Fernandez Gispert Intenso Toro (6 x 50) Altadis USA gave the daunting task to master-blender AJ Fernandez, and he gave us the impressive Gispert Intenso. Dark and full-bodied, everything about this cigar screams intensity, from the bold design of the box to the dark and inviting wrapper on each stick. Intenso is the first Gispert to be made in Nicaragua, and features a dark Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, Nicaraguan criollo 98 binder and a blend Nicaragua Criollo 98 and Piloto Cubano Dominican Fillers. This blend brings together notes of chocolate, earth, coffee, cinnamon, oak, leather and sweet spice.
La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 5 (5 1/2 x 54) High quality and superb full flavor are telltale characteristics of the Serie R. The No. 5 delivers a full bouquet of leathery cedar smoke with glazed almond sweet flavors. It is rich and robust with solid and consistent body of remarkable cigar that is one of the most popular in the market today.
Gurkha Spec-Ops Sniper Churchill (7 ½ x 52) This line was blended for U.S. Navy SEALs and packs a whole lot of flavor. The Sniper rendition swaps the original Connecticut broadleaf wrapper for a rich dark Dominican wrapper over the classic Dominican and Nicaraguan filler blend and Indonesian binder. This cigar features notes of chocolate, leather, earth and a touch of oak.
La Gloria Serie R #5 Maduro (5 1/2 x 54)
H Upmann by AJ Fernandez Toro Natural (6 x 54)
Gispert Intenso Toro Natural (6 x 50)
Gurkha Sniper Spec Ops Churchill
Monte by Montecristo by AJ Fernandez Robusto Natural (4 1/4 x 54)