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A medium-bodied, medium-flavored line, there are other options, though. Across its product lines, the Cuesta-Reys offer the same Dominican long-fillers aged five years. However, the use of different wrappers creates a spectrum of varying tastes.
The Cuesta-Rey Centenario contains the Dominican long-fillers just described. However, there are two wrappers available, offering some choice in the level of flavor in these Cuesta Rey Cigars. Connecticut Shade is used for the natural-wrapper variety, while Connecticut Broadleaf is the wrapper for the Maduro version of this cigar. The flavor is mild in the Centenario series, but it still offers a wonderful medley of creamy, toasty and woodsy in the Shadeleaf, and the Maduro is earthier with notes of chocolate.
The Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Sun Grown offers a somewhat brawnier experience when you light one up. This one leans toward the Maduro side, taking advantage of a tasty Sumatran-seeded Ecuadorian Centro Fino, the fine center of the tobacco plant, to add that special “something else” associated with aged Maduros. The filler is comprised of five-year old Dominican tobacco; tobacco aged this long just has to be velvety smooth. The Centro Fino is medium-bodied and complex enough to satisfy the long-time cigar enthusiast, offering chocolate, coffee, and spice.
Cuesta-Rey was one of only a handful of cigar makers in the