Nick Perdomo is a cigar guy who likes to tinker with tobacco, trying different blends, aging them for various lengths of time, planting seed in different soils and then comparing the results. He realizes that sometimes special things are stumbled upon as often as they are intentionally pursued. The Perdomo Lot 23 Cigars came about this way, through the trial and error Perdomo enjoys so much. In one of his experimental ventures, he planted seed on some unused land, lot 23, on their farms in Esteli. The tobaccos were better than expected but Perdomo found he couldn’t blend them with other leaves with any success. Instead, he let them age a while longer then turned them into a line all their own, with stunning success. The Perdomo Lot 23 Cigars are so good they were named by Cigar Aficionado one of the best new releases of 2006.
The tobacco is lot 23 Nicaraguan that offers plenty of medium-bodied flavor. The wrapper is Ecuadorian, a crisp Connecticut grown from Cuban seed. The whole package is smooth and delightful. The creamy concoction boasts loads of toasted nuts with a cedar base that is well-balanced and long on the finish. Try the stout Perdomo Lot 23 Belicoso cigars at 5.7 inches with a 54 ring gauge. The fermented blend shines through with good complexity and depth. The cigars are firm but not tight, giving them a smoldering aroma that is lovely.
The Perdomo Lot 23 Robusto is a dynamic value at under $4 per stick when you select a box. These balanced cigars feature perfect construction and burn along with the nuanced tastes of the unique mix. If you enjoy a really fine Connecticut that is smooth and medium then this one might be a good one to tinker with. You just might stumble upon a favorite!