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First Look: Napa Dominican Estate
Wrapper: Special Indonesian wrapper developed jointly by
Consolidated and the Indonesian government
Tobacco Aging: 1 - 2 years
Aging after Rolling: 6+ months before being shipped to Napa. They let the tobacco settle an additional 3+ months in their humidor.
Manufacturer: Consolidated Cigars
Marketer: Napa Cigars
Origin: Santiago, Dominican Republic
Release Date: October 1998
Description: The new line represents several levels of improvement in terms of quality of tobacco, sophistication of the blend, and packaging. The new blend smokes much richer and has more interesting and varied flavor nuances than its predecessor. Because Consolidated manufactures our cigars we never have to worry about construction issues, we have as close to 100% draw consistency as possible for a hand rolled product. This particular smoke is wonderful for a late afternoon. It is not overpowering and leaves no heavy after-taste, but is very rich at the same time. This is the art of this particular blend, we have been able to combine seemingly contradictory traits. This is our "Estate" designated smoke and it is positioned in terms of price between our Nicaraguan blend and the Napa by H. Upmann "Reserve" blend.
|Lonsdale||6 x 44||5.50|
|Rothchild||4.5 x 50||6.00|
|Toro||6 x 50||6.40|
|Churchill||7 x 48||6.80|
|Pyramid||6 x 50||7.60|