If you are looking for nice cigars to add to your personal stash, consider including a Cuesta-Rey. A product of the J.C. Newman Cigar Company, this exemplary cigar is hand rolled in the Tabacalera A. Fuente factory in the Dominican Republic. Its place of manufacture provides a hint of its quality.
A medium-bodied, medium-flavored line, there are other options, though. Across its product lines, the Cuesta-Reys offer the same Dominican long-fillers aged five years. However, the use of different wrappers creates a spectrum of varying tastes.
The Cuesta-Rey Centenario contains the Dominican long-fillers just described. However, there are two wrappers available, offering some choice in the level of flavor in these Cuesta Rey Cigars. Connecticut Shade is used for the natural-wrapper variety, while Connecticut Broadleaf is the wrapper for the Maduro version of this cigar. The flavor is mild in the Centenario series, but it still offers a wonderful medley of creamy, toasty and woodsy in the Shadeleaf, and the Maduro is earthier with notes of chocolate.