Don Pepin Garcia Blue
When you light up a Don Pepin Garcia Blue cigar you just don't know what to expect, as this little gem from the El Rey de Los Habanos factory in Miami will keep you on your toes and guessing from start to end. We have tried complex cigars in our industry, but this one might take the cake.
The Garcia family proudly stands behind several notable cigars they've created for other companies and people (such as 5 Vegas, My Father Cigars, Padilla Miami 8/11 and Tatuaje for Pete Johnson, amongst others). The master blender behind the family name is none other than Cuban descendant Jose Pepin Garcia, the patriarch of the Garcia Family.
Hand-rolled in Miami, Jose blends the Don Pepin Garcia Blue line cigars using Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo long-filler leaves and wraps them in Nicaraguan Corojo Oscuro wrappers. While this may not be for a novice cigar smoker, as it is certainly a full-flavored and medium-to-full bodied in strength, it is still smooth enough and not so overpowering that it can't be enjoyed by anyone.
It oozes an incredible amount of thick, rich smoke, even as it just lays on your ashtray. On the first third of lighting up the Don Pepin Garcia Blue cigar you might note a fair amount of earthiness and black pepper. On the 2nd third a savory meatiness becomes more pronounced. And on the last third of the Don Pepin Garcia Blue cigar, the nuttiness becomes quite prominent with a wood undertone on the retrohale. If that isn't a complex blend, I don't know what is!
The Don Pepin Garcia Blue cigars come adorned with an intricate indigo blue band with gold font and an indigo blue satin ribbon on the foot, they are offered as a single cigar sampler, a 5-cigar sampler or presented in a lovely handcrafted cedar box of 25 cigars (please note that the Blue line has been repackaged recently). Quantities are very limited so we suggest when you order this line to go for the full box. Named 2008's Top 25 Cigars of the Year and rated 93 by Cigar Aficionado, prepare yourself for an eventful smoking experience when you light up a Don Pepin Garcia Blue cigar!
RATED 93 BY CIGAR AFICIONADO! And 2008's Top 25 Cigars of the Year!