It may look hard to pronounce, but we can assure you the Sfumato in C Major is a much easier smoke. Originally made exclusively for the 2021 Premium Cigar Association trade show, Sfumato is a 6¾”x48 one-off that Crowned Heads co-founder Jon Huber calls “somewhat of a departure for us.”
Sfumato is a painting technique developed by Leonardo da Vinci for softening the transition between colors. To that end, rather than using the darker, heavier tasting wrappers that hover in the medium to full-bodied range, “I wanted something that would be perfect with a morning cup of coffee or complement an afternoon glass of chilled Rosé,” adds Jon. So, they chose a plush, Connecticut hybrid wrapper from Ecuador. That’s where the C Major reference comes from, as in C for “Connecticut.” Made at Tabacalera Pichardo in Estelí, Nicaragua, to complete the blend they chose an Ecuador Sumatra binder and fillers from Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and Peru. The goal for Sfumato was to create a medium-bodied flavor profile with no edges for a smoke that is easily approachable, ultra-smooth, and performs with exquisite balance.