Introduced in 2014 the Young Tabacaleros are a new cigar company that states: “Our aim is to develop cigars that will define the upcoming generation of cigar smokers.” This is a big task to undertake. Although it does help when you are part of the Eiroa family. Julio Iglesias Eiroa and Ignacio Pigna have started their new company and plan to make a move towards the younger demographic of cigar smokers.
Brand: Young Tabacaleros
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Binder: Authentic Corojo
Filler: Authentic Corojo and Pinareño
Size: Robusto 5.0 x 50
Available in four sizes: Lancero (7 x 38, $6.70), Corona (5 1/2 x 44, $6.50), Robusto (5 x 50, $6.90) and Toro (6 x 54, $7.10) All sizes will come in boxes of 25. The Freshman is being produced out of th El Aladino factory in Danlí Honduras. The wrapper has a really nice Sweet tobacco and cocoa scent, it is faint. A nice creamy habano wrapper and fresh bright band to set this cigar up visually.
First puffs– A strong black pepper rolls through first. Followed closely by earthy and woodsy tobacco flavors.
First third– The pepper lingers sharply on the palate. I taste notes of raisins, cinnamon, and earth. The burn line is actually great considering a slightly ripped wrapper towards the foot. Draw is smooth.
Second Third– The pepper has settled down and now is replaced with a creamy oak and earth combination. There are hints of sweetness like that of a prune. I also get a traditional tobacco flavor here as well. I did have to relight the cigar a few times due to the wrapper flaw. But after that our was easy draw again. Burn Line is still good.
Final third– A combination of the flavors in the first half along with black pepper returning. A solid medium cigar now in terms of strength. The combination of earth and sweetness is nice but could be better. The draw has been for the most part consistently good.
(Construction was an issue, there was a popped wrapper, this was the case on one of threecigars I smoked. The others were ok though. I felt the flavor choices could have been a lot bolder and some risks could have been taken. Draw died out many times across all cigars.)