Pinar Del Rio 1878 – Reserva Dominicana Capa Oscura (Short Ashes)

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Pinar Del Rio 1878 – Reserva Dominicana Capa Oscura (Short Ashes)

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Several weeks ago I received a text message from a good friend of Stogie Review, Abe Flores of Pinar Del Rio. Abe was contacting me to get ahold of my adress so that he could send me a couple of new cigars to try. Always looking forward to new Pinar Del Rio product, I graciously accepted and had a small package land on my doorstep a few days later.

Inside the package was seven cigars and a note explaining them. Four cigars were a Connecticut variation of the popular Pinar Del Rio 1878. The three other cigars were an Oscuro variation of the Pinar Del Rio 1878 with a blend change. This cigar, sporting a red band, was labeled as the Pinar Del Rio 1878 Reserva Dominicana Capa Oscura.

Under the attractive Dominican Habano wrapper was a Dominican Habano binder, and blend of Dominican grown Corojo and Criollo 98 fillers. Not able to help myself, I lit up the first cigar just a few hours after opening the package. Over the next week or two, I smoked through the two others cigars and recorded a short ashes review. The video below is that review from several weeks back.

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9 thoughts on “Pinar Del Rio 1878 – Reserva Dominicana Capa Oscura (Short Ashes)

  1. Great look at a pre-release stick! Sounds like something i may find myself enjoying. I do like the 1878 maduro and am very interested in the connecticut as a nice morning smoke.

    Tons of smoke coming from that one also just like the maduros.

    I also was like you in thinking the maduros would be stronger than they were.

  2. Great review Walt, The Pinar Del Rio 1878 – Reserva Dominicana Capa Oscura is on sale NOW at Thompson Cigar . It was on sale $89.95 20 cigars in a box .

  3. Nice review. I smoked a PDR Oscuro Corona last night and it also had a unusually large amount of resting smoke. Maybe that’s just what they’re supposed to do? Anyone else have the same experience with PDR?

  4. I have to say that I am very impressed with this cigar, the richness of flavors and the beautity of the dark Oscura wrapper is a deligh

  5. I have to say that I am very impressed with this cigar, the richness of flavors and the beauty of the dark Oscuro wrapper is a delight. I am really looking forward to the full production release later on this year.

  6. I enjoyed a number of these cigars at Juan Rodriguez’ shop in New Orleans back in December 2010. I thought they were such good smokes that I went back each day I was in NOLA for a smoke. He has a pretty well stocked humi there and I went straight for these every time. Great smoke.

  7. I just tried this cigar and found it very tasty. Half way through I had cup of dark roast coffee( black) and the flavor of the coffee through my nose was of caramel. I smoked it to the nub and it did not get hot or harsh.

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