Hoyo De Tradicion Epicure
Hoyo de Tradición cigars pay homage to Hoyo de Monterrey's time-honored Cuban heritage and taste. The blend consists of choice Honduran San Agustin and Dominican Piloto Cubano leaves, plus a savory Nicaraguan leaf from the remote volcanic island of Ometepe. Bound with a robust Connecticut Habano leaf, Hoyo de Tradición is BOX-PRESSED in a buttery, Honduran Jamastran Viso Rosado wrapper. The result is a creamy-smooth, medium-bodied smoke bubbling with rich, earthy, caramelized flavors.
It has an attractive somewhat shiney Rosado wrapper with minimal medium sized veins, good quality construction and feel in the hand. There's a mild prelight aroma and taste that is continued after lighting. Plentiful clouds of creamy smoke were rendered from each slightly filtered draw. The burn was almost perfect and didn't require a single touch up. The first ash dropped at close to an inch and a quarter and revealed a cone shapped cherry which is another indicator of quality rolling. I noticed occasional hints of sweetness but was unable to discern any other flavors. This cigar went very well with my morning coffee with creamer and raw sugar, both seemed to compliment the other. I have yet to try a second one so I can't yet rate the consistency.