Earlier this week I put together a post outlining my first impression of the Curivari Reserva Limitada – Classica Epicure. In that review I made note that I was impressed with the cigar and looked forward to smoking through the remainder of my samples (courtesy of Jim Cronin at Top Shelf Cigar Co.). A few hours after recording that first video, I decided to fire up the camera again and record my first impression take on the Curivari Reserva Limitada – Petit Cafe.
With the Petit Cafe coming in at the same price point as the larger Classica Epicure, I got the impression that this smaller cigar was supposed to be more of a top tier variety of the Reserva Limitada line and set my expectations high. What I found was a solid cigar that was enjoyable, but not quite as enjoyable as the Classica Epicure.
The taste on the cold draw was interesting and produced a pumpkin-like spice. To my surprise, this stick was a bit of a firecracker and hit the sinus hard on the retrohale. The smoke itself was dense and bellowed out of the cigar, but beat up my palate. The flavor profile was made up of rich coffee tones, some pepper, and a nice natural tobacco flavor.
Much like the Curivari Reserva Limitada – Classica Epicure, I was impressed by the Curivari Reserva Limitada – Petit Cafe. If I had to choose between the two, I think I would reach for the Classica Epicure as the flavor profile is a bit more enjoyable.