601 Red label Habano
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Erik Espinosa worked in various cigar industry positions from sales manager to retail shop owner to cigar manufacturer. He's worked with names like Drew Estate, Rocky Patel, and more. In fact, the 601 brands were originally blended and manufactured for Espinosa’s old company by Don "Pepin" García. A.J. Fernandez now produces 601 Red Label Habano cigars for Espinosa at his San Lotano factory in Nicaragua.
Many say 601 Red Label Habano cigars are the best of the 601 brands. The draw, the burn, the flavors, and the aftertaste perform what seems to be a perfect balance for the palate. 601 Red Label Habano cigars feature an oily Nicaraguan Habano wrapper and an aggressive blend of aged Nicaraguan long-fillers. The presentation is excellent, with minimal veins and no visible seams.
Once lit, we’re getting huge clouds of satisfying smoke laced with pepper, spice, cinnamon, cedar, and cream. About halfway through and everything is nicely balanced with the spice picking up along with the cream flavor. The creaminess of the smoke is smooth to the point of stealing the show. With the addition of a leather flavor here and a sweet one there, the flavor profile has remained delightfully consistent throughout. This is one cigar to write home about.
Please enjoy 601 Red Label Habano cigars at your leisure.
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601 Red Label Habano FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Pepper, spice, cedar, cream, cinnamon, leather, sweetness.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Experienced smokers looking for a popular high-quality medium-full cigar. Also, fans of the brand looking to sample the stick many say is the best the 601 brand has to offer.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
With this balance of flavor, you’ll want to keep going.
What’s a good pairing with it?
601 Red Label Habano cigars pair nicely with a Gingerbread Stout by Hardywood. There are a lot of spicy and sweet notes here that will match well.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Use this one to help keep you warm on a cold night. Or smoke it at the end of a hard day. Whatever your choice, this one is going to treat you right.
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