Today I’m smoking a cigar from Cortez Cigars. Cortez Cigars is a small company that has a family history in both growing and rolling tobacco. Until a few weeks ago I had never heard of this company, but since my local Tinder Box was selling them for $5.00 a piece I figured it was worth a try.
Company: Cortez Cigars
Wrapper: Brazilian Olor Maduro
Filler: Dominican Criollo 98
Comes in: Box of 25
Vitola: Robusto (5 x 50)
Construction can’t get much better than this. The Cortez is flawless. The wrapper is uniformly colored, the wrapper seams are nearly invisible and the tobacco is bunched evenly. The wrapper was a medum shade of brown reminiscent a coffee with light creamer. Pre-light aroma was full of sweet hay aromas with hints of manure. In addition to having a solid feel the Cortez was both oily and smooth to the touch. Now it’s time to cut the head and fire up the cigar.
I really enjoyed smoking these cigars. Out of the five samples I smoked there wasn’t one that disappointed me. Construction was right on par with many of the premium cigar out on the market today. Also, the flavors were rich and complex. But What I felt was the best aspect of this cigar was the fact that I could tell the tobacco was well aged. I would completely recommend spending you hard earned dollars on these cigars, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.