These are gorgeous cigars in both appearance and flavour, they are very
well made and have an excellent draw. The flavours are rich and
intoxicating with chocolate and floral notes and so good, even when
young, that it might be difficult to allow them to age!
SAN CRISTóBAL DE LA HABANA CIGARS
Registered in 1999, this is the latest of the new series of Havana brands and has been given the original name of the city of Havana, from when it was founded in 1519, San Cristobal de la Habana. The brand comes in four sizes, each of which is named after one of the fronts that defended the city, when it was the centre of the Spanish empire in Latin America. The two sizes, La Fuerza and El Morro are unique to the San Cristobal brand.San Cristobal are rich, full flavoured cigars, complex but subtle. Spices, vanilla and toasted nut flavours are to be detected, together with a creamy mocha smoothness. These well crafted cigars are delicious and beautifully aromatic. La Fuerza: CA 86, El Principe: CA 85, El Morro: CA 80, La Punta: CA 92.
Aged Habano cigars taste different to the equivalent recent production. It is an acquired taste and not for beginners. There are auctions for thousands of dollars for cigars which date pre-embargo. There are very high prices paid for each decade after that. The cigars we are offering have matured a few years. The oldest are from 1998 and the youngest are from 2003.These cigars have matured in Cuba and have just been inspected for quality by Habanos and then in our humidor by us. A few of our VIP clients have had some and have already bought them in batches. We will soon run out of these and have no idea if and when we will get more. Although based on the comments by our customers, and especially by our long time customers, we will ask for more.Why smoke a matured cigar? This is what our supplier says, " During the early years the cigar is left to mature the general flavor remains but as the nicotine and ammonia disappear the cigar "mellows" and the flavor is less harsh" .As we said these cigars are for connoisseurs, and to them this is a treat. Enjoy.Note: Although the system states otherwise the codes are guaranteed for these boxes.