Cigar reviews: I “discovered” this cigar company from an inquiry on my website. One of the reps. from the company Danli Honduras Tabacos contacted me inquring about my rates to advertise on the site. That, at present has not materialzed but they sent me samples of their blends Don Juan Calavera.
As they describe the products and organization: ” We are a company dedicated to the sale and distribution of tobacco. Made entirely with natural resources that went through a rigorous selection to give you the best of our land. More than 15 years of experience make us a reference of tobacco in our country. All who consume our cigars consume quality and pride of our land.”
As always how and where does not impact my subjective judgment in the review. Check out the cigar yourself and make your own opinion.
Brand Name of Cigar: Don Juan/Calavera
Country of Origin: Honduras
Size; 6 x 52
Binder: Habano and Jalapa
Filler: Jamastrian, Jalapa, and Esteli
Price: Box of 20, $175
Where and When Smoked: 7/7/19, Los Angles, Ca.
Appearance/Construction: A stunning presentation of a dark, brown wrapper, firm , semi oily with small veins present. The graphics of the band is very cool, with a skeleton head tightly clenching the cigar in his mouth. Each stick has a black paper wrapper enveloping the stick.
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: First Third: Smooth , fruity mix of light citrus and cocoa. The fruit taste reminds me of Apricot which is a rarity in the cigar flavor world. Medium balance , with a slight hint of spice.
Second Third: The cigar continues to feature the fruit , cocoa mix with now a slight addition of cashews. We also get a larger hit of spice/black pepper adding more flavor to the cigar. Still medium in scope and very smooth.
Final third: More spice is part of the package but overall it makes a very good combo of all the flavors. Nothing overpowers the other. The cigar produces a top of the heap cigar experience.
Smoking Characteristics: It burns without any issues, with no relights, , even burn, light grey to medium ash and not hot spots.
Conclusion/Overall Impression: Who knew? A very respectable cigar from a company that was not on my wavelength at all. They make a quality product that is worth smoking and keeping in your stash.
Final Thoughts and the Numbers: I will also review their Sumatra sample soon. You need to find this cigar and smoke it. Their website is in Spanish/Engish but does not supply much information. I will give you their number to call to inquire. 504-8730-0705