Ace Prime Mas Igneus
The concept of the blend is a partnership with Mas Igneus winery in Priorat, Spain. Ace Prime co-founder Luciano Meirelles is a partner in that venture, and so an attempt to combine two passions is totally unsurprising. Mas Igneus makes a wine they simply call “M.” The wine is made from Cabernet, Carignan, Merlot, and Red Grenache grapes. It offers a profile of dark fruits like black currant but yields a dark cocoa note that also appears in the Mas Igneus cigar as well. The two go quite well together without getting in each other’s way.
It's impressive that the cigar comes out with a focused set of flavors, given the tobacco used. The long-filler blend of Nicaraguan tobacco takes a Brazilian binder and then a high-priming Ecuadorian Corojo 98 wrapper. There could have been a pile of complexity, but the stogie appears to have been blended very intentionally, hitting the right notes without veering off course.
Interestingly, the matching method used here was an attempt to find tobacco with a pH similar to the wine. We know how to find the pH of wine, but doing it for tobacco must have been a fun experiment. Did he press down the leaves and measure the pH of the resulting moisture and runoff? We’re curious, but will let him keep his secrets. It’s enough to know that a methodical approach was used, and not just a “going by the gut” process.
Cigars and wine – you’ve got a pairing literally made for each other. Put down the whiskey, coffee, and beer for a moment. There’s a sometimes overlooked companion that simply must be tried, here.
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Ace Prime Mas Igneus FAQ'S
What are the flavors like?
Dark chocolate, oak, creamy smoke
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Ace Prime Mas Igneus cigars are made for folks who want to pop a bottle and puff some clouds.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
We’re betting on it.
What’s a good pairing with it?
For the full effect, this one begs to be smoked alongside a nice glass of M by Mas Igneus.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Anywhere in view of a vineyard
Do retailers near you carry that wine? Hmm…