Even master blenders get tired of insanely complex and exquisite smokes.Rafael Nodal is a certified smash success. We thought he was launched when we first saw the Aging Room...
Even master blenders get tired of insanely complex and exquisite smokes.
Rafael Nodal is a certified smash success. We thought he was launched when we first saw the Aging Room Quattro hit #2 on Cigar Aficionado’s 2013 Top 25 Cigars list. For lots of people, that’s higher than they ever dreamed they could go. But it also might leave a cigar maker feeling all but satisfied. After all, who wants to come that close to having a Cigar of the Year winner and come up one puff short? Some people would be wanting to get just one rung higher and come home with the glory.
Nodal ultimately did with the Quattro Nicaragua, which won Cigar of the Year in 2019. But you can’t spend all day and night chasing those world-class awards. Much of a cigar maker’s time has to be spent ensuring the quality of classic core blends. These are the cigars that keep a company alive from one decade to the next – reliably excellent smokes that we can reach for on any given Sunday and that never disappoint.
Like the Aging Room Core Connecticut.
This is a cigar that gives you exactly what you expect when you take a look at it. That light brown Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper tells you just what you’re in for, regardless of what’s inside. And what’s inside happens to be a gorgeous blend of rich Dominican tobaccos that perfectly complement the mild outer leaf. Light this one up for a mild-medium profile that swirls in creamy coffee and smooth woody notes, along with a touch of pepper. A cigar like this is one we’ll always be in the mood for early in the day when it just seems like overkill to light up a chart-topping blend.
Thank goodness for really good humble cigars that do what they’re supposed to and do it well.
Please browse our selection of Aging Room Core Connecticut cigars at your leisure.