Race wars aside, this is simply a cigar with a light-colored wrapper. It’s a tasty Ecuador Connecticut leaf, and it brings really delicious flavor into the blend. CLE Chele cigars are the company’s first made in Nicaragua, and they incorporate some high-quality Nicaraguan long-filler tobacco into the blend. It’s nice to see a company that’s so focused on Honduran tobacco branch out and deliver something a little different.
Toast this one up and you’ll get a greeting from the CLE Chele cigar white pepper note. Once that dies down a touch, you’ll be able to detect some of the subtler notes, like butter cookie and apricot. It’s a great example of a modern Connecticut and one that fans of Ecuador-grown CT tobacco should try out when their supply runs dry.
CLE stands for Christian Luís Eiroa, a man who has worked in tobacco for decades. As the former president of Camacho, he’s overseen the creation of quite a few spectacular blends. Now, continuing to build his solo reputation, Mr. Eiroa is again adding Nicaraguan cigars to his portfolio. We’re eagerly awaiting the feedback on these sticks – it could be a whole new era for CLE cigars.
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CLE Chele FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
White pepper, butter cookie, apricot.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
CLE Chele cigars are for people in need of a delicious new Connecticut.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
It’s got a little kick but the balance will keep you till the end.
What’s a good pairing with it?
A plain old cup of coffee.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Fire it up in the morning.
It should be fine, but let us know if anything seems off.