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Cuenca y Blanco (CyB)




Brand: Cuenca y Blanco (CyB)

Wrapper: Habano (Ecuadorian)

Binder: Piloto Cubanao (Dominican Republic)

Filler: Nicaragua, Peru

Strength: Medium – Full

Size: Robusto Deluxe 5.25×50

Price: $6.80


Initial smell of the cigar is a sweet tobacco. A nice rich leathery look with very defined veins on the wrapper. The band is great on this stick. It is not overpowering the cigar and the color choices are fantastic. It reminds me of a luchador’s mask, like the movie Nacho Libre. Very playful and inviting.

First puffs– the initial draw was tough to get going. Immediately hit with spices and an earth and oaky undertone. The spice flavor is very strong, I taste pepper and some cayenne almost overloading my tongue. Very harsh and was not expecting that.

CyB Smoked

First third– the draw is much better, seems like it has opened up a bit. The spices have thankfully settled down. There a slight creaminess rising to the forefront with a lite tobacco flavor. Much more enjoyable now.

Second third– this cigar has really transformed, the creaminess is really prominent now. The spices from the beginning are still lingering on my taste buds and only traces remain from the filler. Approaching the halfway mark I get traces of almond.

Final third– At this point the spices have faded away and there is a creamy sweetness left. Becoming smooth and mellow, still smoking well. The ash has been perfect the entire time, showing the masterful construction of this cigar. Still smoking strong and the draw is great.

This was my first CyB and it completely surprised me in a good way. I never would have thought after the first puffs that this was going to end well. What a roller coaster of flavors. I was very pleased with 2/3 of this cigar, not a huge fan of the initial spices. I would recommend this to a friend but caution them to hang tough it gets much better.

To find out more about this cigar visit Cuenca y Blanco and on twitter Joya de Nicaragua



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