The Laranja Reserva is fairly new cigar from Espinosa Cigars by Erik Espinosa out of his La Zona cigar factory based in Esteli, Nicaragua. The Laranja Reserva uses a special wrapper from the Bahia region of Brazil that has an orange-brown hue which is where the name Laranja comes from as laranja is “orange” in Portuguese. I’ve been a big fan of most of the cigar from Espinosa cigars, but I was late to the show on the Laranja Reserva as it was hard to find in my area. Let’s take a look at the blend:
- Wrapper: Brazilian
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- MSRP: $9.90
This cigar had a perfect draw with pre-light flavors of rich tobacco and bread notes. The cigar had a perfect burn with flavors of citrus, pepper, toast, peanuts and hints of leather with a full body. It started off on the lower end full and got more full as the cigar burned down. This cigar has been a darling of the cigar bloggers and cigar smokers on social media which is well deserved reputation. I enjoyed this cigar quite a lot and look forward to getting more of these. If you like full bodied cigar with great flavor that isn’t quite like anything else out there, you have to check these out.