The SeÃ±orial is the much anticipated firstÂ release from Los Cumbres Tobaco, JosÃ¨ Blanco’s new company.Â JosÃ¨ has teamed up with his cousin Jochi Blanco, owner of Tabacalera Palma in the Dominican, to bring together generations of experience and top quality tobacco.Â
SeÃ±orial featured a beautiful Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with a binder from Esteli, and Dominican Piloto Cubano and Corojo fillers.Â The line currently features five sizes, the 5 1/2×46 Corona Gorda, the 5 1/4×52 Paco Robusto, the 6×54 Toro Bravo, the 6×60 Le Grand and finally the 6 1/4×52 Belicoso No. 2.Â The cigars range in price from $7.29 for the Corona Gorda to $9.99 for the Le Grand.Â The cigar is capped of by a gorgeous band that is outlined in gold with a water color like image in the middle, it really pops.
For this review I smoked the Corona Gorda.Â The cigar had a very earthy note on the foot pre light.Â Once clipped and lit the SeÃ±orial went right to work.Â I immediately was met with creamy flavors and red pepper spice.Â The first third continued with the spice, but not over whelming the cream and toasted nuts.Â A very strong start for this cigar!
As the cigar transitioned into the second third the pepper began to fade out and gave way to a sweet, rich,Â earthy cocoa with just the right amount of nutty notes and faint cream.Â I would describe this a a dark chocolate, a very dark chocolate. The toasted nuts and cream only intensified the complexity of this smoke.
The last third saw the cocoa replaced by a pleasant cedar note and an increase in the creamy flavors. The cigar ended on just as high of a note as it began and truly left me wanting more.Â The finish on the final third was shorter and tells me this cigar is going to be even more amazing with some age.Â
The construction of the SeÃ±orial was A+Â as was the sharp burn.Â This cigar met all of my expectations and was beyond enjoyable with great complex flavors in a nice medium body package.Â This is a box worthy home run for Jose’s first solo venture and I expect great things to come.