Don Tomas Clasico Presidente
Don Tomás Clásico Presidente cigars offer an affordably-priced, medium-bodied cigar. Handmade with a blend of select Nicaraguan and Honduran tobaccos rolled inside a flavorful Honduran-grown Havana seed wrapper. The smoke is rich, smooth and well-balanced with notes of sweet spice on the finish.
I keep trying different cigars and I keep coming back to this one, it is nice it does have some harshness past halfway but, that's why you drink with it. Black label on the side and you are set for a nice night on the patio or 55th...
Having had the Rothchild version of the Classico line, I should have known better. This is a fine looking cigar, great draw but it's just like smoking the smaller brother - a bit harsh and non-descript on taste. Being a larger cigar, it's cool and ok at start but once you pass the midpoint, it becomes noticiably harsh.
Finally I found a natural leaf wrapper with an awesome taste, aroma, draw, burn and longevity. First off, let me just say that I've only been smoking cigars for 4 months, I started during my honeymoon in Mexico in which time I was able to start my cigar smoking experience with true Cuban Cohibas and Romeo & Juliet's. That being said, I have been looking for a natural wrapper stick that wasn't too harsh or strong. I had up to this point only bought and smoked dark natural to dark maduro cigars;because they just plain tasted better with more complexity that I could truly enjoy. Wanting to add some different "color" to the humi, I went in search of that mild-full, earthy, aromatic, smooth cigar. I tried A LOT of different natural wrapper cigars but it always felt like I kept coming up short. I would buy a cigar but didn't like the taste or I would like the taste but it burned too fast or had a hard draw; or, the "earthy" taste - that of a fresh tabacco leaf - would only linger around for about 1/3 of the cigar. Then I decided to buy a Don Tomas, and bam! Finally a smoke that I could truly enjoy and enjoy and enjoy! The length of this bad boy is something else! At 7 1/2" long with a cool even burn, I was still puffing it well into by 2nd game of chess. The aroma isn't bland or stale but precisely what it should smell like, light and fresh. As a novice, I would definitely suggest this cigar for a beginner who might want a natural wrapped cigar with a nice clean finish and a wonderful taste!