Last week I took a look at the Pinar Del Rio 1878 – Reserva Dominicana Capa Oscura. In that brief writeup, I mentioned that Abe Flores was kind enough to not only send me that stick, but a few Pinar Del Rio 1878 – Cubano Especial Capa Natural as well.
With the same binder and filler as the Pinar Del Rio 1878 – Cubano Especial Capa Maduro, I was expecting a very similar experience. For the most part, it was just as I expected. The flavor and body were more mild that I would have expected, had I not smoked the 1878 line in the past.
The flavor profile was a combination of butter and toast throughout most of the cigar. Towards the band, a bitterness that existed from the beginning, picked up considerably and made the last third of the cigar less enjoyable that the first two thirds. Much like the other 1878 varieties, this cigar burned well and produced plenty of dense smoke.