A Flores Gran Reserva Half Corona
A Flores Gran Reserva cigars were released at 2013's IPCPR as Pinar Del Rio's premier cigar launch of the year. The cigar is a tribute to PDR's master blender Abe Flores, creator of some of the best cigars on the market. The blend has a Dominican Corojo and Nicaraguan Habano filler, Dominican binder, and a well-aged 2006 Dominican Corojo wrapper. This is a limited run cigar with only 500 boxes of 24 cigars being made this year so make sure you pick up this amazing cigar while you still can!
If Abe Flores was an author, his genre would have to be Fantasy, as this little stick defies the laws of thermodynamics. I ve done smoke-offs after a week in the humidor against 2011 Partagas Shorts, 2012 H.Upmann Half Coronas and 2008 Trinidad Reyes. It wiped the floor with them. Abe is truly the George R.R. Martin of cigar blenders.
Hands down Cigar-of-the-Year material! Short shotgun shell burns as slow as a robusto twice it s size 45-60mins . Flavor profile: a complex and powerful stogie with notes of spicy black pepper, char-seared porterhouse steak, cedar on the finish, and rich tobac through to the last drop. A must try, then buy the box of 50!
This little shotgun shell starts off just a little peppery and then mellows about 1/3 in. The draw is excellent and the burn is consistent without the nedd for any touch ups. The strengh is some what medium to full and there is a definite nicotine kick. Who cares about appearences? this is a definite little firecracker. I m Glad i bought a box of these and I hope that they don t ever stop production on this little gem!