Brand: Bodega Premium Blends
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Claro
Filler: Nicaraguan (Jalapa and Condega)
Strength: Medium – Full
Size: Double Robusto 5.0 x 54
Bodega Premium Blends (BPB) has entered the cigar industry as the newest addition to House of Emilio’s stellar cigar lineup. Providing a “Boutique” cigar experience. I was afforded the opportunity to try out this beautiful cigar. The wrapper is a classic rich Habano Claro brown with visible wrapper lines and veins. There is soft sweetness that just draws you in and makes you just want to immediately light it up and enjoy. The band on this cigar is top notch and screams boutique classiness. A silver tree with a red background, surrounded by a vignette with leaves. A second band adorns this cigar with the name Aperitivo which means; “a cocktail or other alcoholic beverage that is specifically served before a meal, or with a small appetizer. In the culinary arts, the purpose of an apéritif is to stimulate or arouse the appetite.” The cold draw has a pepper taste along with a sweetness.
Overall a fantastic cigar that really fits its moniker which is to Reunite the enthusiast to his or her cigar experience. In this task Bodega has succeeded. This is a cigar that can and should be shared amongst fellow cigar aficionados and be allowed to do what it does best, please the smokers senses. The heavy floral and black pepper notes, accompanied by sweet and earthy undertones really makes this cigar stand out amongst the others. I would suggest buying and adding to your humidors rotation.