Back in February, I reviewed a pre-release sample of the new Gran Habano Azteca. In that review I made mention that I was fortunate enough to receive a few samples from Gran Habano as part of a tasting panel. To my surprise, I received a few more samples just a few weeks later. I was told that these particular samples were the latest of the blend tweaks.
I thought it would be interesting to record my tasting notes in video form so that our viewers can get a look at how blends are changed along the way. This is only the second time I’ve received multiple samples as a blend was finalized (The first was the CAO LX2 courtesy of Tim Ozgener).
This video runs about fourteen minutes and does not follow my standard video format. After viewing the video, please take a moment to leave a comment. Is the Gran Habano Azteca something that you would seek out when released? Are you a regular smoker of any other cigar produced by George Rico?
Since this recording I have received a third blend sample from Gran Habano. That version will be reviewed, just as this was, in a week or two.