Cigar review: Getting a review done is a fun project. As a blogger I get cigars from different sources depending on the cirumstances. A cigar may have been on the market for some time before I get to it.
My review of the Espinosa Laranja Reserva was part of a sampler I purchased recently from Cigars Intenational. As always how I receive or where I acquire the cigar does not impact my subjective opinion and suggest you try to product yourself.
Brand/Name of Cigar: Esponosa/Laranja Reserva
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Size: 6 x 52
Wrapper: Braillian Laranja
Price: MSRP. $10.90
Where and When Smoked: Los Angeles, Lone Wolf Cigar Lounge, 9/28/2019
Appearance/Construction: The theme of orange is quite evident. Orange cigar band, ( quite attractive) an wrapper with an orange hue to it. Solid construction, oily feel, no soft spots or construction issues. It feels good in the hand.
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: First Third: Sweet opening with a combo of citrus, orange and lemon peel. Mild spice of pepper but not overpowering.
Second Third: More of a pepper influence with the sweet citrus still very evident. A brief flavor of mint hits the palate. Very smooth and interesting.
Final Third: This is a medium , well balanced cigar with an additional creamy almost gelatto taste. It’s overall a good cigar to spend an hour or so with.
Smoking Characteristics: It burns clean, no problems at all. Grey, medium ash pretty much through the whole smoke.
Conclusion/Overall Impression: A pleasure to smoke and a well made cigar. It makes a statement how good a cigar can be if you enjoy balance through and through. A five pack for sure and a box would be a good move too.
Final Thoughts and the Numbers:
Appearance/Construction; 4.2 out of 5
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 4.3 out of 5
Smoking Characteristics; 4.0 out of 5
Conclusion/Overall Impression: 4.1 out of 5