Cigar Ratings & Reviews

#NowSmoking: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias CMW

#NowSmoking: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias CMW Cigar Review (Video)

Espinosa Las 6 Provincias CMW – Blend Details:

Factory: Tabacalera San Lotano Ocotál – Estelí, Nicaragua
Size: 6”x 50 Box-pressed Toro
Strength: Medium-plus
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder & Filler: Nicaraguan

Presented in boxes of 20

The Espinosa Las 6 Provincias LE CMW Cigars Back Story

Unless you follow Espinosa Cigars very closely, you may not know that the Las 6 Provincias selections were the brainchild of Erik Espinosa’s son, Erik Espinosa Jr. First released in 2018 with the LHB (La Habana), Las 6 Provincias got off to a good start by garnering some impressive reviews. In an interview with Cigar Snob, Erik Jr. said this about the line: “I wanted to put my own stamp on this industry. I wanted to incorporate Cuba in some way. I didn’t know exactly how…but I really wanted something for my grandparents. I’ve spent a lot of time with them and they’ve always told me about how much better times were back then. After a lot of hard thinking, I thought of the original 6 provinces in Cuba, which is ‘Las 6 Provincias’ in Spanish.”

Cigar Basics

This Toro is a really good-looking cigar with a neat box-pressing. It’s got a purple silk band at the foot, and combined with the red, gold, and purple on the band, it really attracts your attention. The Ecuador Habano wrapper has an even, dark chocolate color throughout, and I found no major flaws. The cigar itself was firm in feel and comfortable to hold. Finished with a triple seamer, the cap cut well and offered an excellent draw for both of my samples; a piercer for my pre-video sample and a double blade for my video cigar. The aroma at the foot of the cigar was a combination of leather and hay, while the cold draw was more like hay and sweet tobacco.

Espinosa Las 6 Provincias LE CMW Cigar Review

The first few puffs were earthy, peppery and felt very full in strength. At about a 1/2 inch in I noticed the burn was off to a good start. By then, the cigar had settled into a balanced, medium-bodied smoke. The flavors remained mostly earthy for a bit longer then rounded out and transitioned to a combination of charred wood and baking spices. For me it was a little bit of nutmeg with some underlying earth. The draw, which was far from loose, also produced huge clouds of spicy smoke. Then as the cigar approached the midsection, I picked-up an espresso flavor.

At about the halfway point, got a happy little note of citrus tang. Unfortunately, it didn’t stick around very long. As the body and flavors began to intensify, the cigar reminded me of Padrón Serie 1926 Maduro. The baking spice notes were starting to become more defined, then a hint of baker’s chocolate entered the mix. I also took several retrohales which were moderately spicy with a white pepper sizzle.

Arriving at the final inches, my Toro was still burning perfectly and medium-full in body. Earth was the most dominant flavor, while the smoke so far had been very smooth and balanced. The woody, earthy, baking spice combo worked well for me. At the nub, the smoke was almost entirely earthy. And at close to 90 minutes that’s all she wrote for me.

Are Espinosa Las 6 Provincias Cigars Worth Buying?

I thought this Las 6 Provincias LE CMW was really well done. The construction was first-rate, the smoke smooth, and the flavors well-balanced. I mostly got a combination of earth, charred wood, pepper, nutmeg, espresso, and baker’s chocolate. Not bad, but if I had to describe it in one word it would be “earthy.” The burn was razor sharp and it produced some very long, firm ashes. At one point it really did remind me of a Padron 26 Maduro. So, with all that, even though it’s a bit steep in price, I’d say this Toro is pretty worthy. So big props to Erik Espinosa Jr. who I believe will continue to create some really impressive cigars. And there you have it.