So we can all get offended!
Oh, wait. This ain’t Tumblr. Let’s just enjoy some smoke and some jokes from way south of the border in Honduras, where people don’t have to watch every single word they say.
CLE Prieto cigars are a new effort from the company. After all those years obsessing over Honduran tobacco, the team has branched out and these are the first blends focused on Nicaraguan long-filler tobacco. Unlike the Chele, which was wrapped in a dirty blonde Ecuador Connecticut, the Prieto comes with a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper, fermented into Maduro-Ville.
These came out absolutely bomb! The flavor profile is quite intoxicating, with earthy coffee, sweet nuts, and exotic herbs and spices swirling around in the mix. That broadleaf that they chose here is something else. CLE Prieto cigars have clocked in at a 92-point rating with Cigar Aficionado, so the official stamp of “smoke this delicious cigar” has been applied to this new line.
You’ll notice a healthy box press on CLE Prieto cigars. Some people swear by this prep method for producing a steadier burn and better draw. It also changes your mouth shape a bit, which can lead to better aeration of smoke as you pull. You may think that’s all hogwash, but folks have been box pressing cigars forever, so there’s a bit of method behind the madness.
These are a Nicaraguan / U.S. combo that we’re loving. CLE is off to a great start with its new Nicaraguan blends. Grab one and see how tasty these really are!
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CLE Prieto FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Earthy coffee, sweet nuts, exotic herbs.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
CLE Prieto cigars are for people who want to get slapped with delicious broadleaf maduro flavor.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
What’s a good pairing with it?
We’d love some wine with this (Bonny Doon 2019 Le Cigare Volant Red, please), but dark beers and rum cocktails would hit the spot too.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
When you’re doing anything dark-themed. Nighttime around the fire pit qualifies.
Really puts the Chele to shame.