La Caridad Del Cobre
Wrapper: Sungrown Ecuadorian Sumatra
Size: Torpedo (6 x 50)
Surfing the Twittersphere and asking people for suggestions on my next cigar review many gave praises to the La Caridad Del Cobre by Frank Herrera. This is a new cigar that was introduced at the 2009 IPCPR.
Frank Herrera is a name you might have heard before. He is the intelligent gentleman who runs CigarLaw.com and keeps us informed on the various legal matters that arise in the cigar industry. Mr. Herrera has tapped the shoulders of master roller Manuel Medina of Cuban Crafters to have the La Caridad Del Cobre created.
Being a new cigar I was unable to locate any locally in Arizona. Coming to our rescue was Brian White (@smokinonthe13th) who graciously provided some of his samples to smoke. So thanks to Mr. White and the Twitter recommendations we now have the La Caridad Del Cobre cigar review.
Construction: My first thoughts when I take a look at the La Caridad Del Cobre cigar is that it appears dry because the wrapper has zero sheen to it. Aside from the dull appearance the La Caridad Del Cobre has just a few larger veins that can not be felt with the hand. It feels like it has a good amount of tobacco with enough give in the tobacco to give me the impression that it will have an effortless draw.
Draw: Just as I suspected! With just a small end of the cap taken off the La Caridad Del Cobre you will get a plethora of smoke rushing into your palate and nose.
Burn: La Caridad Del Cobre produces a lot of smoke while sitting at rest. The cigar will not burn too fast or hot, so please don’t make that assumption. But it’s almost like the La Caridad Del Cobre is sending out smoke cigars letting everyone around you know that it’s sitting there ready to go.
The real important part about the burn of this cigar is that it will burn perfectly straight, not require any corrections or work and produces a thick gray ash. Maybe the smoke signals are intended to draw attention to its perfect form?
Flavor: La Caridad Del Cobre makes “no apologies for our smooth and gentle smoke” and I couldn’t have said it any better. The La Caridad Del Cobre is a very mild and straight forward cigar that anyone can consume.
From start to finish you get a sense of the mild tobacco that is used in the creation of cigar. The body never leaves the mild range and does a great job of picking up the other flavors you might be introducing with your drink of choice. I can tell you that in the smoke, more specifically on the finish, you get a ever-so-slight hint of spice.
Final Verdict: La Caridad Del Cobre retails in the $7.xx range. That being said I have to let you know that I think there are some other mild body cigars that are more complex (better), cheaper and have a better price range (Perdomo Champagne or Camacho Connecticut). However, I also think the La Caridad Del Cobre is a good cigar for what it is. This is something that every mild-medium body cigar smoker should have in their humidor and something that all the full body smokers should keep if they love the taste of raw tobacco. So pick some up, give them a try and let me know what you think about the La Caridad Del Cobre.
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