Quesada Seleccion Espana
I’m paraphrasing what is on the Sag Imports website. The Quesada Seleccion Espana a blend aimed at customers in Spain. High unemployment, and high cost of Cuban cigars has apparently led the Spanish to seek other alternatives. Quesada has responded with this blend. That’s about as elaborate as I can get. Thanks to Jackie for sending this to me!
Wrapper: Arapiraca Ecuador
Filler: Connecticut, Dominican, Nicaraguan
Size: Robusto 5 x 52
Price: Around $7.00
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The wrapper had no visible flaws, only a few small to medium sized veins. The wrapper had a cedary smell, while the foot was just a simple earthy tobacco. The cigar was rock solidly packed, with no soft or hard spots. Luckily the draw was free, with only slight resistance. The pre-light draw was earthy with natural tobacco flavor.
The burn required no corrections, and the ash held for just over an inch before falling off into my lap.
The first third had a peppery start, but it didn’t punch you in the face. A smooth cedar slowly took over and evened things out. I picked up notes of light coffee from time to time. After about an inch, the smoke feel became even smoother, with a tinge of sweetness.
The second third continued smoothing out and basically became creamy. The pepper from the first third became a smooth cedar with something similar to sweet tea mixed in. An easy earthiness lingered for awhile on the aftertaste.
The last third increased in strength and body, and fell in the upper medium to full range. The creaminess developed a sweet spice that left a nice tingle. I reluctantly say “Tea” but that’s what I think I was picking up. The earthy aftertaste remained unchanged, and had a spicy feel.
This was a nice, complex little cigar. At times picking up on flavors was a challenge. The slow transitions made it that much more enjoyable. Lastly, construction was top notch on this slow burner. It just hit the spot for me. If you get the opportunity, try this cigar!
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