“Sobremesa Brûlée is a recreation of the milder, shade wrapped ligas of my early years. Somewhere over the last three decades many of the classic shade cigars have become wispy, uninspiring and rather dull to my palate. I wanted to share with others the way I remember these blonde cigars being,” states Master Blender Steve Saka.
Sobremesa Brûlée initially come in three vitolas: Robusto –5.25 x 52, Toro – 6.00 x 52 and Gordo 6.25 x 60. Each come in boxes of 13 and cost between $12.45 and $13.95 per cigar. Availability will be very limited at first but will ship July.
“Also as ligador and tobacco man, I do not understand the recent trend of making strong Connecticut Shade cigars aka “not your grandfather’s cigar”. To me this seems like an oxymoron and a fundamental lack of appreciation of the enchanting characteristics and nuances of shade grown Connecticut Seed tobaccos. In Brûlée, I embraced this shade capa and dedicated myself to showcasing its mild, sweet and nutty nature.”
The blend for Sobremesa Brûlée is similar to the original Sobremesa but without the Pennsylvania Seedleaf ligero in the filler. The Condega Seco has been increased and the wrapper is now an Ecuador Connecticut Shade G2BW leaf. The binder is a San Andreas Negro and all fillers come from Nicaragua.
He continues to add, “The Brûlée is a variation of the core Sobremesa® liga in which the Pennsylvania Seedleaf ligero has been removed, the Condega Seco has been increased and the wrapper is replaced with a top shelf grade of BW Ecuador Connecticut Shade leaf. The result is a milder, even smoother adaptation of the Sobremesa blend that does not sacrifice its wonderfully complex flavors or aromas. This is not a cigar to be smoked casually, but rather a relaxing smoking experience meant to be savored slowly.”
This cigar is said to be Steve Saka’s recreation of the mild shade cigars from when he was younger. He thinks that over the last 30 years, shade cigars have become much wispy and uninspiring, dull and flat. He wanted something to share that reminds him of the way they used to be. This is meant to go the opposite direction of “not your grandfather’s Connecticut cigar” where as those are trying to be more modernized and stronger. This is your grandfathers Connecticut cigar.