The La Reloba line has introduced last year in 2010 consisting of two varieties; Habano and Sumatra. I’m not sure when the La Reloba Seleccion Mexico was released but it caught my attention when I was visiting Habana House Cigars in Austin TX so I had to pick up a fiver to try and review. The La Reloba Seleccion Mexico uses the same Nicaraguan binder and filler as the other two lines but features a San Andreas wrapper from Mexico. Mexican tobacco doesn’t usually rate very high with me and I usually frown when but I’ve had a lot of success recently that I’m rethinking my stance.
With a $5.99 price tag the La Reloba Seleccion Mexico has an attractive price tag to go along with its eye catching band. The signature Pepin spice is noted when you first light up. Nothing over the top and it fades within the first inch. After that, the La Reloba Seleccion Mexico is one dimensional sporting a core cedar flavor throughout. One dimensional isn’t necessarily a bad thing but considering that this is a Pepin blended cigar, I was expecting a little more complexity. Solid medium bodied and medium strength with an attractive price tag make the La Reloba Seleccion Mexico worthy of picking up a fiver to try and see how it goes for you.
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Jerry- I really enjoy your reviews! You give such a fair, unbiased opinion on cigars that you review. As a premium cigar smoker myself, I appreciate the small things that make a cigar not just good but great!
I have tried both the Habano and Sumatra Le Reloba cigars so when I saw the news about the Seleccion Mexico I knew I had to try it. Hopefully I will get a chance soon. Agreed with the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor. Excellent flavor and cigar all around. Thanks for the review Jerry.
Nice review and all the best with the speech therapy haha. Seriously though, Pepin makes so many great cigars at affordable prices that I myself wouldn’t go out to look for a budget cigar (which La Reloba is marketed as).
Haven’t tried these yet, but will have to pick one up soon. Thanks Jerry.
I’ll admit that I do not follow cigar new and reviews as closely as I should, but someone please answer this. Are there any stellar Mexican tobacco cigars on the market at the moment. Every time I read a review about one, it seems like they’re getting panned =(
The Murcialago and the new La Aroma De Cuba Mi Amore both have mexican san andreas maduro wrappers and are fantastic smokes
David, “stellar Mexican tobacco cigars on the market at the moment” Yes, the maduro version of Padron Anniversaries use San Andres wrapper grown in the San Andres, Veracruz region of Mexico. Padron buys most of their wrapper from the Turrent family (makers of the A. Turrent brand and Te-amo) who have been growing in that region for five generations. Alex Svenson from Cigar.com supplied me with that little tidbit of info so i have to give him the credit.
the maduro padron anniversary series are Nicaraguan. They grow and ferment them themselves.
DavefromPhilly, I am only repeating what I heard as I thought the very same thing you state.
Im just saying the Padron’s are pretty well known throughout the industry for growing and fermenting 100% of there tobacco. All of thier cigars are Nicaraguan puro’s. I wouldn’t trust anything I heard from anyone that works at Cigars International/Cigar.com. I wouldn’t put it past them to try and cheapen other brands to make there own seem better.
I love your inablilty to pronounce things. lol. La Reloba, La Relaba, La Reluba….. Too funny. I am smoking one right now and remember seeing this previously so I thought Id tune in and pretend I had a smoking bud. Great review. Spot on. Im smoking the toro but same story. Good one note smoke. Prolly a good golf course smoke cause not much thought required but good flavor the whole way through. Thanks for all the great reviews! Long ashes!