Constantly pushing the blending envelope, Espinosa Cigars have become some of the most intriguing smokes in the humidor. Here, the Cigar Advisors take you deep inside the Espinosa showroom for this Essential Tasting Guide that covers 24 cigars in all.
CA Report: Top New Cigars – Dec. 1 2017
Cigar Advisor Picks: Top New Cigars (Dec 1, 2017)
By Fred Lunt
We’re back for the next round – and it’s the Rocky Christmas Show edition of Top New Cigars! The clock is ticking down to Christmas and we’re working our fingers to the nubs to bring you the best new cigars for the holidays.
This week we have the Fumas series by Rocky Patel, an exclusive line to Famous Smoke Shop that’s guaranteed to pack a punch on a light budget. That’s right – we have not one, but four of Rocky’s best budget blends.
Santa might give you coal if you sneak a peek, but we don’t give a damn – take a peek at these pre-Christmas smokes all you want!
Rocky Patel Cuban Blend Fumas
It’s that crazy time of the year again when your ass is running ragged to hunt down gifts for everyone down to the 3rd cousin, and guess what? Those presents aren’t cheap. Cue the Cuban Blend Fumas, a full-bodied budget version of the original Cuban Blend. Like the original, this premium comes in a mixed-filler ligero blend of Honduran tobaccos in your choice of Nicaraguan Corojo and Corojo maduro. Brimming with hearty flavors, these budget smokes don’t bite.
Rocky Patel American Market Selection Fumas
What better way to rock your Christmas morning coffee than with a Rocky? The American Market Selection has long been touted as a best-buy deal, but we threw a bargain on a bargain. The Fumas delivers every bit of the AMS’ flavor with a mix of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos wrapped neatly in a buttery Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper that cozies up nicely to a dark roasted coffee.
Rocky Patel Rosado Fumas
A smart phone for Christmas? Forget it, smart buys are the way to go and they don’t get better than Rocky’s Rosado Fumas. While the original scored high ratings, the Fumas version uses that same meticulous blending of smooth Dominican and Nicaraguan binder and filler topped off in a luxurious 5-year aged Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper. A medium-bodied smoke that’s steeped in sweet ‘n spicy flavors and aromas.
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Fumas
Bust out the old saw and get ready to be cleaning pine needles off your floor for the next month; it’s time to hack down the Christmas tree. If you’re like myself, you may be wondering if there’s ANYTHING that can make this easier, and yes there is – light up a Fumas. While the Sun Grown Fumas still have that aged, 3-nation blend, the Ecuadorian wrapper kicks things up with a spicy sweetness in full-bodied glory.
That’s it for this week – stay tuned for the new cigars we have for Christmas!