El Rico Habano cigars (the rich Havana) have become a mainstay in the cigar humidors of experienced cigar smokers for their raw power and spicy character. Their full-bodied aroma and flavor comes from a well-balanced Nicaraguan filler and binder rolled in your choice of Ecuadorian Sumatra natural or Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrappers. If you want a smoke that rivals the best Cuban cigars, order some El Rico Habano cigars now (They don't have the word Habano in their name for nothing.)
I am a huge, long time fan of La Gloria and Ernesto in general. This cigar, in my opinion, is the best thing he?s done?and that?s saying a lot! The packaging is beautiful, just slide the lid off of the box and the aroma alone will have you sold for life. I absolutely love a box of cigars out of the cellophane and wish more manufacturers would do the same. Eat plenty before lighting up; this cigar is very strong, just as strong as the Litto Gomez series. Very spicy with strong cedar notes but not the least bit harsh. You can smoke this one down to a nub, and it goes great with a fine Glenlivet. Stick with Ernesto, he hasn?t let me down once!
I ve been through more than a box now and this has become a go-to smoke. They re rolled with a coarse leaf...I like the somewhat rustic look...but they re well done, consistent in color, have no notable blemishes, and feel good in the hand. One or two in the box had a tough draw and they don t hold their ash very well. I ve ashed myself with as little as an inch. They have good flavor from the get-go but can take that first inch to really hit their stride. Unlit, they have a distinct chocolate/coffee aroma to my nose that s more subdued in the smoke. Additional notes of loam or ripe hay, wood, rich berry, and faint pie spice.
This Cigar is the only Cigar I've smoked for seven years. I've tried others, but none have moved me like the El Rico Habano. This Cigar reminds me of the (old) Cuban Punch in strength and flavor. Exhale just a bit through the nose for an extreme flavor sensation!
Far and away my favorite cigar. It is consistent in quality and flavor. Meant to be smoked with a good scotch, bourbon or brandy. These are better than the originals of a few years ago and I was fond of them. If you like rich, full bodied cigars this is for you.