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La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial No. 5 Print E-mail
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Size:

Belicoso

Ashton added another Don Pepin Garcia cigar to their list with the Edicion Especial. Blended to be milder than the classic LADC cigar, this special edition uses an Ecuadorian Sun Grown Cuban-seed wrapper and Nicaraguan binders and fillers to produce a different flavor profile and more complexity.

 

Pre-Smoke
The No. 5 has a beauty of a wrapper, we love that reddish brown hue with the slight oily sheen. Minimal veining is apparent, but this should not affect the burn. A scent of earth and spice is noticeable from the wrapper, with more earth and compost from the foot.

 

We also love the old-school band. It is a mini-masterpiece of art right there on the cigar.

 

Construction is solid and tight, though the stick is a little springy to the touch. A very clean clip of the cap produces an excellent draw and a taste of wood and cedar.

  

Burn

Some of these exhibited an erratic burn, but they did create a tight, light gray ash of good length, and excellent draw.

  

The Flavorladc-ee-Band
While the classic LADC uses that Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper and has a fuller, more spicy peppery flavor, the Edicion Especiale doesn't bring the pepper. It is earthy and savory with coffee and sweet caramel flavors and a creamy mouth feel to the smoke.

 

The flavors remain pretty consistent through the middle of the cigar and pick up more cedar and cinnamon towards the tail end of the smoke. These sticks stay pretty much in the medium to medium-full range and would be very satisfying and enjoyable at any time of day. Consistent with a Pepin cigar is the complexity and layering of the flavors over the course of the smoking experience.  The special edition is worth searching for.

Region:

Nicaragua

Rating:

xx by Cigar Aficionado

Length:

5-1/2"

Ring Gauge:

52

Filler:

Nicaragua

Binder:

Nicaragua

Wrapper:

Ecuador Sun Grown                             

Price Range:

$

 

 

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Suggested Single Malt Pairing

Redbreast 15 Year Old

This is a fabulous pairing full of sweetness, caramel and toffee.

Suggested Chocolate Pairing

Chuao - Gran Cacao (The Darkest)

Dark bittersweet chocolate layers on top of all these caramel and creamy flavors wonderfully. Click here to purchase.

 

 

 

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