“This was a good choice for a morning smoke. The profile had a consistent wood and earthiness to it while coffee, leather, char and toast worked together to provide a nice richness. The addition of some nutmeg at the end created a little spice on the nose.” -Gregg (McGreggor57)
The Quesada Family has announced the release of the Casa Magna Jalapa Claro, a Special Edition to their award winning Casa Magna brand. Made at the Plasencia factory in Nicaragua, the Jalapa Claro consists of the same award winning blend as their Casa Magna Colorado but uses a lighter Claro wrapper from Jalapa, creating a sweeter, more medium bodied full flavored blend. 500 boxes of three sizes of this Special Edition will be made and available only to attendees of the IPCPR show this July.
“This is a cigar I would happily smoke again while I was doing something different to occupy my time such as shooting skeet or at the golf driving range. The profile peaked in the second third but then fell off with the mineral flavors in the final third. I put the cigar down with a little less than 2 inches as I felt the profile wasn’t going to change. Smoke output was plentiful and stormed off the foot. I feel this cigar might improve with age and is worthy of a redux.” -Matt C. (Big Matt)
Each of our 16 panelists were given 10 votes to cast. Our list is made up of cigars that were RELEASED in 2015. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man’s Puff, but the panelist must have smoke it at some point themselves.