Nestor Plasencia Jr. joins Cigar Advisor’s Gary Korb for another Master Blenders video podcast: watch them talk about the Plasencia family’s 154 years of tobacco growing, the success of Alma Fuerte cigars, how they grow and create hybrid tobaccos, and more.
#Nowsmoking: CAO Nicaragua Tipitapa
#nowsmoking @famoussmokeshop: Rolled to a Robusto format, the CAO Nicaragua Tipitapa issues a creamy-nutty smoke with a well-balanced mix of cashew and nutmeg, plus sweet and peppery spices.
Factory: General Cigar, Estelí
Size: 4 7/8″ x 50 / Robusto
Wrapper: Honduran Jamastran
Binder: Honduran Jamastran
Filler: Nicaragua (Various)
Dominant Flavors: Cedar, cashew, nutmeg, cream, lightly sweet spice, pepper
Where it’s at: A leathery pre-light sets-up a creamy-nutty start with a hint of sweet spice. Notes of cedar, cashew and nutmeg lead-off as peppery spice is revealed in the retrohale. The last third reveals more peppery spice and charred earth; but overall, this Robusto rounds-out nicely for a satisfying, well-balanced smoke.
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