I considered a number of cigars for this, my first video cigar review of 2017. But then I thought it wasn’t right to not make good on a promise I made last year. Months ago (I’m not even sure how many) I was sent these samples of the Manolo Estate Habano Serie 32 to review. And several times I started to do just that. But then something would happen, and I’d forget. It happened a number of times. But not again this time.
The silver lining to this cloud is I’ve had a chance to see how the cigar changes with time. And change it has, I think for the better. But I don’t want to give too much away and spoil the video review. For my complete thoughts click the play button below. But before you do, here’s a blurb from the Manolo Estate website about the Serie 32 Habano:
The Serie 32 Habano uses a rich, properly aged blend of mostly Cuban Criollo 98 seed varietals that imbue this cigar with its full-bodied taste that is reminiscent of vintage old school Cuban cigars starting with its exquisite Ecuadorean Habano broad leaf wrapper. The masterful blend of Cuban-seed Dominican-grown Corojo, Ligero, and Seco, coupled with a strong base of Nicaraguan Estelí and Pennsylvania Ligero provide the perfect balance of smooth flavor and rich complexity that envelops your palate with a satisfying aftertaste of sweet spices and a nutty essence leaving behind an unmistakable aroma that soothes the senses of the most discerning cigar connoisseur.
Size: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuadorean Habano Broadleaf
Binder: Dominican Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan Esteli & Pennsylvania Ligero
Smoking Time: 2 hours
Price: MSRP $10.25