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The Cubao cigar is the latest release by EO and United Tobacco makers of the esteemed 601 Series. EO once again has tapped the legendary genius of Jose “Don Pepin” Garcia, world-renowned cigar maker, to create something that has connoisseurs clamoring for.
Take the Pepin Garcia and EO mystiques. Blend them with a well-aged Cuban-seeded Nicaraguan long-filler. Wrap it all in a wonderfully oily and rich Ecuadorian Sumatra Oscuro wrapper. What you get are simply stunning cigars.
Cigar aficionados who have been lucky enough to acquire a box of Cubaos have been astounded by the complexity of the flavors in this cigar. The Cubao is dark and spicy, with notes of oak, leather, red pepper, coffee and licorice. The truly experienced smoker will find even a hint of cedar in this midst of this panoply of flavors. With all this complexity of taste going on at the same time, you might expect a powerful cigar that rocks you back on your heels. Such is not the case. Smoothness to the point of being buttery and unctuous – that is the accolades for premium cigars of this caliber.
Medium-bodied, the Cubao will appeal to the seasoned and experienced cigar smoker. Its vast subtleties may be lost on the inexperienced novice. However, introducing it to an enthusiastic neophyte with some exposure to premium cigars would be a memorable occasion for both student and mentor.
Hand rolled in Estelí, Nicaragua, the Cubao exhibits the high standards of construction cigar smokers associate with the Pepin Garcia touch. This cigar is so well-made that its draw elicits praise from everyone who has smoked one.
Fortunately, the Cubao comes in an array of the larger ring sizes, so you’ll have plenty of time to relax and concentrate on the complex flavors that drift across your palate. You can’t smoke one of these in a hurry if you want to get the most from a Cubao.