Stevee Saka’s new company is called Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust and is named after the New Hampshire town where he and his wife, Cindy, who’s also a partner in the company, reside. Saka has worked in the cigar industry for over 30 years. A cigar smoker since 1984, he wrote extensively about cigars for years until 2000, when he was hired to be an executive consultant for cigar retailer and distributor JR Cigars. He worked there for four years before joining Drew Estate, where he oversaw the production of brands such as Liga Privada, Acid and Herrera Esteli. He even held equity in Drew Estate, where he rose from president to CEO, but was bought out after departing in 2013.
The Sobremesa comes in 5 sizes): Corona Grande, 5 1/4″ by 44 ring gauge; Cervantes Fino 6 1/4″ by 46; Robusto Largo, 5 1/4″ by 52; El Americano, 6″ by 52; and Gran Imperiales, 7″ by 54. Every vitola is packaged in boxes of twenty five. The wrapper for Sobremesa is a rosado South American Habano leaf, whereas the binder is Matacapan from Mexico. The fillers include four tobaccos that were cultivated from Nicaragua: C-SG seco, which is a Criollo hybrid from Condega, Criollo viso from Pueblo Nuevo, and Criollo ’98 viso along with a hybrid ligero from Estelí. Additionally, the final blend includes broadleaf ligero grown in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
This cigar had a real nice look and feel to it. The aroma profile was deep and rich with nice pepper, earth, and slight coffee tones.
Instantly, the cigar smokes great and has a smooth draw with a nice amount of smoke and flavor. The profile is subtle to start, but picks up in boldness. Very great flavor profile.
Still smoking well. No real changes in profile, but I am glad because the flavor of coffee and leather with a slight pepper finish are amazing.
This thing smokes great all the way to the nub. No wavering in burn and no relights needed during the smoke. Just a great smoke throughout.
This cigar seemed to come with a lot of hype. Wow, did it deliver. From the subtle changes back and forth in the flavor profile to the smooth draw, this cigar just exceeded expectations in every aspect. I smoked the corona vitola and my only concern was that it did not last longer. Get these if you can. I know I will.