Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Curivari Reserva Limitada Classica Epicures

This Nicaraguan puro is another in a line of boutique cigars that I am sampling today. The Curivari website gives this description (misspelling and all): A dark oily wrapper, with a full-bodied, this cigar offers toasty flavors with notes of coffee, leather and spices

To me, there is a faint tobacco smell, pre-light.  It is firm and a little oily.  A clip and a toasted foot, and we're off.  Perfect draw here.  I've chosen to pair this smoke with a black coffee, although the subject of a future entry will involve the Cafe 52, which was practically designed to go with coffee. 

The 1st third shows medium strength, and while the Curivari description suggests coffee, leather, and spices, they are not so distinguishable for me.  The smoke is certainly pleasant though.  I do get some spice through the sinus.  Earthiness is what I seem to be getting, but overall just a smooth aged tobacco flavor is what I am experiencing.  An inch into it, and I'm seeing some uneven burn, but while not razor straight, it does correct itself.

The 2nd and final thirds really produced more of the same.  Certainly, no new flavors come into the picture, but the aforementioned ones have now gained some strength.

The Curivari RL Classica is a nice, relaxing smoke.  It is pretty consistent, so it would make for a good "social" cigar or one to enjoy while tinkering or just chilling out.  Don't expect any twists and turns here.   

Size: 4-1/2 x 52
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
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