EDICIÓN de SILVIO® cigars are hailed as the 'crown jewel' of all the Perdomo family's cigar selections. Handcrafted only by five of Perdomo's most elite torcedors, their all Cuban-seed viso, ligero, and seco tobaccos come from an outstanding Nicaraguan harvest that have been aging since before 1997. They were exclusively fermented in wooden bins made from Spanish cedar and 50-year-old vintage oak casks that lend an unbelievably smooth quality, rich texture and taste to these luxurious cigars.
I have been smoking cigars for a very long time, and I have smoked some great ones. This cigar makes the short list. I recently bought a 5-pack and I am writing this review after smoking two of them. The first one blew me away. It started with a shot of pepper, but unlike some peppery cigars, this was refined and not overwhelming. After the stick got going well, the pepper receded into the background and was joined by a beautifully balanced symphony of flavors that continued for almost an hour- amazing for a petit corona. I can t say that any particular flavor dominated. The smoke was creamy and abundant, the body medium. I was sorry when it was over. An added bonus was that its aroma was so pleasant I got no complaints about smoking it in the house. I smoked the second one a week later, and it was every bit as good as the first one. I m looking forward to trying some other sizes.