La Palina introduced the Black Label line at this years IPCPR in Las Vegas. This new cigar line was made to compliment the other already successful lines by La Palina by being more full bodied than the others. This cigar uses a unique wrapper that I haven’t run across before along with Dominican and Nicaraguan filler.
Wrapper: Brazilian Bahiano maduro
Binder: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
This cigar truly is stronger than the other lines, but not overly strong. I would say its on the lower end of full. The draw was a little loose, but still had a nice resistance. The flavors started out very earthy with loads to black pepper. This was later complemented by some black cherry, dark roast coffee and woody flavors with a hint of sweetness. Overall, I thought the cigar was very good, but I still prefer the La Palina Maduro over this version of the maduro. If you like more spice than sweetness in your maduros, this is just the ticket.