Cusano LXI Habano Sun Grown Preferido

Cusano LXI Habano Sun Grown Preferido

Cusano cigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Perfecto
Size : 6 2/3 x 50
Wrapper : Habano Sun Grown
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : $7 each

From Cusano’s website it appears that they are referring to this blend as double-wrapped, with a Dominican Sun Grown binder (I assume). Why do they call a cigar double-wrapped when it is not visible on the outside? We call that binder. Anyway… I hear they now have their own factory, so if Kelner isn’t involved in either of these blends it could be trouble…

Cusano LXI Habano Sun Grown Preferido is a very nice looking perfecto, fat in the middle and very tapered at the ends, reminiscent of the La Aurora Preferidos series.

The pre-light draw was easy, but it took a while to light and started off canoeing, which is pretty hard to do for a perfecto. No surprise as this is what happens when Henke Kelner isn’t involved.

What is surprising is the taste. Holy Tobacco Leaf Batman! This cigar tastes awesome! Very strong black coffee flavors, wakes you up right from the get go. Not strong as in pepper/spice/ligero but strong in flavor.

This is a very rich cigar which also carried notes of leather and a touch of cream. I loved the flavor, but the construction was off. Maybe it was just super fresh, I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt for now…