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.