It's not uncommon for cigar makers to reserve the choicest portions of their crop for family use only. Such was the case with Oliva's El Cobre...until now. Named for a Cuban mining town, El Cobre embodies that country's rich heritage both in appearance and flavor. Its Nicaraguan blend is cloaked in a gorgeous CT Broadleaf wrapper. Expect a phenomenally robust cigar with a long, earthy finish and spice to spare. All it's missing is a warning label. Can you tame El Cobre? Buy a bundle if you dare!
I loved my father and respected him deeply. If he were still alive...and was a vetran cigar smoker, like I am...if he loved deep flavors, solid construction and plenty of power...and if we were sitting out on the back porch celebrating my first million with a large rocks glass of Rare Breed...THIS is the cigar I'd pull out to offer him. Of course, he's been gone now these twenty years, so I'll just smoke 'em all myself! (Sorry, Dad.)
Excellent taste and solid construction. Very enjoyable.
Had my first El Cobre last night, definately won't be my last. This torpedo has a well made feel and draws perfectly. The wrapper can be a tad rough in spots but once you light up, you won't care. Smoking this beast is like drinking a Guiness. It's rich, robust, and puts out a huge volume of smoke with each puff. If these remain consistent, I'm gonna need another humidor...