Nat Cicco Casino Real
The Nat Cicco Casino Real is one of the finest offerings by far from this cigar company, long known for value buys. While most of Nat Cicco’s sticks are geared towards bargain hunters, some are truly premium smokes. The Casino Real is definitely one of them.
Cigar Aficionado gave it a 92-point rating, marking it as part of a new era for the decades-old cigar company. CA described the flavors, of course, describing how, “Hearty notes of black cherry, leather, coffee bean, and toast” helped the Casino Real cigar “take on a sweet-and-spicy character.”
But it’s not just about the taste of the smoke. Experienced cigar lovers know that the stogie has to be well built to really put a smile on your face. Fortunately, this one is made impeccably. The reviewer noted the “excellent draw and near-even burn,” which makes the Nat Cicco Casino Real such a pleasure to spend an hour with.
This isn’t too surprising, given Nat Cicco’s history. If you’re going to use secondary tobacco trimmings, you need to be able to create a cigar that is well constructed to help maximize how good the smoking experience is. You can’t put out a cigar that compromises on the leaf to keep the price low and then also compromises on construction. Instead, it’s an easy way to help the cigar put its best foot forward, and so that’s just what Nat Cicco does.
The Casino Real uses premium leaf, and the skilled rollers who have helped maintain standards on other lines really let their talents shine here. High-quality Nicaraguan fillers are topped with a shiny Ecuadorian Habano wrapper for a nice smooth stogie that feels great in your hand.
Unlike the core Nat Cicco lines of old, this one is dressed to impress.
And yet, it still remains true to the fundamental goal of making a great value cigar! At around $6 with that impressive 92-rating, this one is an outstanding deal. If they keep it affordable through the years, they’re going to make a lot of loyal fans out of the new generation of cigar lovers.
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Nat Cicco Casino Real FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Black cherry, leather, coffee bean, toast.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
Nat Cicco Casino Real cigars are for budget-conscious smokers who don’t want to compromise on quality.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
What’s a good pairing with it?
Whiskey cocktails would pair well with the Casino Real. Manhattans with chocolate bitters are definitely having a moment these days. Why not mix up one of those?
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
Go out gambling and light one up!
No way. This stick does it all.