Size: 5 x 52
Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro
Binder and Filler: Dominican and Cameroon
Behind The Stick:
Some of you may remember back on the 20th of March, 2012 I posted in my news section about the Iconic Leaf Cigar company and their recent work on the Recluse and Draconian. Well – still no word on the Draconian but Iconic Leaf was gracious enough to gift me a few Recluse cigars for this review. The press release that was put out at the end of August had reported that the cigars were going to be debuted at the 2012 IPCPR conference and although they may not have been the biggest name under that roof – everyone I have talked to says they were very impressed.
In this release, there was a quote that stuck out – “The RECLUSE cigar is comprised of the absolute finest of everything. From the seed that is sown, to the blend of the tobacco leaves that make up this masterpiece, to the painstaking fermentation”. A lot of the time you think – okay, sure, your doing the exact same thing that every other company is doing your just giving it your ‘flair’ or ‘spin’ but after doing some research on the Leyendas Cubanas factory itself it quickly became clear to me that these guys were not just some ‘gringos’ who had some connections, marketing and money to burn ( which is happening A LOT in the US market ) but that they truly were educated, passionate and enjoy what they do. But – enough rambling, onto the fucking review!
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