Erik Espinosa said, “we teased the Escuro, at our annual La Zona Palooza event this past November 2018. I was just overwhelmed with how well it was received and how the people raved about it. I couldn’t wait for the IPCPR, I had to get it out to our retailers as soon as I could.”
The Escuro blend uses a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper replacing the Brazilian Laranja wrapper on the original. It is box-pressed with Nicaraguan binder and fillers. It comes in boxes of 10 and in three vitolas: Corona Larga (6 x 46), Robusto Grande (5-1/2 x 56), and a Toro (6 x 52). The cigar is rolled at AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano Factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua.
Hector Alfonso Sr. says “I believe that this cigar is the perfect complement to the Laranja Reserva. This cigar is a fuller smoke, with more body, it is incredibly flavorful and very aromatic. That Mata Fina wrapper mad quite a difference. I can see myself going “back to back” with the original Laranja and the Escuro.”