Archive for May 14, 2012

Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition Connecticut

Posted in Cigar Reviews on May 14, 2012 by Griff

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut

Binder: Pelo de Oro

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: Toro 6 ½ x 52

Pre Light

Last week the maduro and this week the Connecticut shade. This smoke’s wrapper has a slight oil sheen across it and has very thin veins. The cigar is well packed from head to foot and has that sweet barnyard aroma on it. After snipping the triple cap and taking a draw it seems it is a little snug but not enough to be unpleasant. I’m getting a pepper flavor off the cold draw but it’s not like that was unexpected.

1st Third

After the initial Pepin pepper blast I get a cedar flavor with a sweet undertone. The tight draw hasn’t played a role in the cigar as yet. The burn has been pretty even and has been burning slow. The ash holds on for well over an inch and has to be knocked off.

2nd Third

Reaching past the halfway mark on this cigar I am starting to get a sweet honey taste almost like honey roasted nuts. The wood is still on my palette and the burn still hasn’t been a problem.

Final Third

The final couple inches of this Connecticut version of this cigar were quite flavorful. The honey, the nuts, the wood and now with the pepper kicking back up along with a rich earthiness peeking its head in once in a while. No construction issues even though the cigar did start splitting round the head somewhere around the halfway point.


I think I might have enjoyed this one a little more than I did the maduro. There were a lot of flavors and they all blended together very well. There were some construction issues but none of them played a role in the smoking of the cigar. I am going to have to pick up some more of these along with the maduros.

Keep em burnin’



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