Xikar HC Series Connecticut Shade Grande
Xikar HC Connecticut cigars are the result of working with Jesus Fuego to perfect this medium-bodied blend over a period of five years. Fuego uses select Costa Rican, Mexican, and Nicaraguan long-fillers bound in a delicately spicy Sumatra leaf, and rolled in a plush Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade capa. Compared to your typical Connecticut-wrapped cigar, this series offers a more robust smoke with a marvelously sweet aroma. Perfect for moving up from the milder fare. Try a box or a 5-pack now.
My biggest complaint with this cigar is the draw - there isn t any. I tried punching out the cigar from tip to tail, but still little or no draw. I struggled with this cigar for about half an hour and only about 1/8th of the cigar was burned. Frustrated, I pitched in the fireplace. The taste, IMHO, was awful, too. The construction and burn what little there was are very good, however. Needless to say, this cigar will not be added to my favorites.