The Pinar del Rio | Reserva Superior Salomon was released for one year in 2012 by Abe Flores and PDR. Since the release in 2012 the entire line of PDR Reserva Superior has not been made… until now. In a special collaboration with The Underground Cigar Shop in Fort Worth, Texas, Abe Flores has made 200 boxes of this cigar. These 200 boxes of the PDR Reserva Superior Salomon will only be available through The Underground Cigar Shop and go on sale Thursday, January 12th at 10am. The Pinar del Rio Reserva Superior Salomon was a limited release in 2012 with only 2,000 boxes every made, now PDR and Abe Flores over 4 years later have released 200 more boxes of this great one of a kind cigar.
The Limited Edition Salomon is packaged 10 cigars to a box and each individual cigar will be nestled inside a coffin. The blend for the Salomon is the same as the rest of the Reserva Superior line. The primary wrapper is Dominican Habano while the binder is Brazilian. The filler is Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Lancaster PA. The Reserva Superior Salomon will only be available at the IPCPR convention in Orlando FL next week. With a box production of only 500 this rare offering will be limited to select retailers throughout the country.
PDR Reserva Superior Salomon Details:
- Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
- Factory: PDR Cigars
- Wrapper: Habano
- Binder: Brazil
- Filler: Dominican Ligero, Nicaraguan Ligero & Pennsylvania Ligero
- Size: 6 Inches
- Ring Gauge: 66
- Vitola: Salomon
- MSRP: $13.50 (Boxes of 10, $135.00)
- Date Released: Thursday, January 12th at 10am
- Cigars Released: 200 Boxes of 10 Cigars (2,000 Total Cigars)
This cigar’s appearance is quite extraordinary. From the difficult shape, to the differing color wrapper used at the foot and head, to the flag-cap, it screams special. The aroma is pretty light with just hints of leather and coffee bean.
The first few draws are tight, which is expected of a figurado, but not hard like some. As I get past the foot, a very nice array of spice comes along, mixed in with the leather. As we get into the meat, so to speak, a savory flavor comes into play, almost salty, in a good way. The finish is slightly sweet but short.
The second third begins without too much change, just a slight notch up strength-wise. A little further in, leather starts to take over the profile, with the spices moving to the back. So far, this cigar is well-balanced with a sold flavor profile. This third finished out pleasantly and with longer finish.
I have to note that the ash is still hanging on at the beginning of the final third, remarkable. The flavors o this third a very bright with spice and leather. The body is full now. The spices are of cinnamon and clove.
This was an excellent cigar. I have never come across a PDR that I didn’t enjoy, but this one was among the best. I could also sense in it great aging potential and I believe time will only bring out more of the spice and coffee bean I detected in pre-light. These will not be around long, and I would advise against hesitation on purchasing some of these, as they will not lost long. I remember debating on pulling the trigger on a box of these when they were available years ago, and now regret not buying it even more. Buy a box of these, you will not be sorry.
The PDR Reserva Superior Salomon went on sale Thursday, January 12th at 10am. You can order by calling The Underground Cigar Shop in Forth Worth, Texas at (817) 507-3640. Normal shop hours are 10am – 8pm daily.
Total Score - Great