La Gloria Cubana (DR) Glorias Extra
If you weren't smoking a La Gloria Cubana cigars during the 90's cigar boom, you might as well have been smoking ham. Originally blended by Ernesto Perez Carrillo in his father's Cuban tradition, today they're among the world's leading premium handmade cigars. Each cigar is blended with rich Dominican & Nicaraguan tobaccos in your choice of lush Ecuadorian Sumatra or Broadleaf Maduro wrappers, for a smoke that's both rich in heritage and flavor. Order a box or a money-saving 5-Pack now.
I have been buying LaGloria Cubana Glorias Extra for a few years now. When they are smoke-able, they are fantastic. My problem is, over the last couple of years, out of a box of 25, on average only 10 to 14 of them have been smoke-able. The others have had a HORRIBLY PLUGGED DRAW. My most recent box contained 13 COMPLETELY UNSMOKE-ABLE cigars. I even bought a "Draw Poker" to try to salvage the plugged ones, but most of them are so horribly plugged even the DP can't make them smoke-able. Sadly, I am at my whit's end with these cigars, and am now searching for a suitable replacement. With regrets, the detail ratings I selected for this cigar pertain to the PLUGGED cigars, as they have out-numbered the non-PLUGGED cigars in my orders for the last year or so.
I found this cigar to draw easily enough, and burn evenly enough, but it did have a bit of a sharp bite about half way through. I was expecting a little sweater flavor form such a dark wrapper. Not a bad cigar, but only worth about a 7 out of 10 rating from me.
Like most LGC's I've smoked over the years, this dark beauty didn't disappoint. I solid medium-bodied, 1 1/2 hour smoke with outstanding aroma and flavor from beginning to end. These will only get better with age.