I’m not usually one to talk about “bouquet” and the like when it comes to cigars, but the first thing that came to mind for this smoke, at the pre-light “first puff,” was the term ‘earthy.’
The Nica Libre 1990 comes in a beautiful box-pressed shape, boasting a San Andres maduro wrapper, with a taste that’s part-chocolate, part-coffee and part-‘unknown.’
Though this ‘gar does live up to the ‘maduro’ distinction, it’s not overpowering. Instead, the smoke is balanced and pleasant throughout, leaving you only wanting more.
I could go on, but suffice it to say this cigar has easily made its way into my top ten!
5.5” x 50 (box-press)
San Andres maduro wrapper