The El Puro Pleiades

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El Puro Pleiades

 

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Origin: Dominican Republic
Size : 6x 54
Wrapper : Connecticut
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : 7-$9 each

Drink: Fragolino Wine- From Italy it’s rare released once a year cost 25.00 a bottle

 

Pléiades is a relatively new brand (created in 1984) that was discontinued shortly after the 90’s cigar boom. Today, the Altadis protégé is back with a regular line and a special El Puro blend. This blend was a limited edition in the beginning (2004, only the grand robusto vitola was available) but as it has encountered great success, it became a line on its own. Manufactured at La Tabacalera de Garcia in the Dominican Republic under the supervision of José Seijas, they are now available in 4 more classic formats, progressively introduced: petit robusto, corona, robusto and belicoso. In this review, we are looking at the 6 x 54.

 

Appearance:
The Connecticut wrapper, grown in Dominican Republic, looks tasty and is pleasant to the touch. The vitola is rather heavy and feels like an expensive smoke.

Construction:
Great construction here. Perfect draw during the pre-light inspection – roasted coffee and black pepper notes. I had no problems whatsoever with the burn or the draw; the lighting was quick and easy. The almost-white ash held for over one inch.

 

Flavor:
The first third is surprisingly subtle; I detect an elegant Cedary flavor and an unusual taste of cloves. The palette also contains notes of Honey, Bread, Vanilla, and white pepper. It is medium-bodied and complex. Roasted coffee and black pepper notes are added in the second third, making the bouquet truly interesting. It becomes even creamier in the last third, with a hint of sweetness.

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Overall Rating :
What I liked the most is the fact that it’s hard to think of a similar cigar. Indeed, the El Puro blend is very original and you’re sure to remember it for a long time. It was a very nice change from cigars that I smoke regularly

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