Curivari Reserva Limitada – Petit Cafe

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Curivari Reserva Limitada – Petit Cafe

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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.

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5 thoughts on “Curivari Reserva Limitada – Petit Cafe

  1. Hmm, interesting. I’ve been wanting to try this one, and have heard good things about it. Was it really that rough? You didn’t get any pumpkin spice notes after you lit it? In the other curivari’s I’ve always picked up a little pumpkin, and I love the uniqueness of that flavor. Thanks for the post!

    1. Matt,
      I don’t know that I would call it rough, but it is agressive. I smoked another one recently (I was given 2) while out for a walk on a nice day. The flavors were good but just like my first experience, when I was done smoking it, I felt a bit worn out on the palate.

      I didn’t notice the pumpkin once lit, only during the pre-light draw. Interesting flavor. The more of these Curivaris that I smoke, the more I like them.

      Thanks for the comment.

  2. I enjoyed my first petit cafe. it was a perfect lunchtime cigar. it had a just enough full bodied flavor without being overwhelming at mid-day. i will taste for the pumpkin when i have my next one.

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