For the Perdomos, cigars are more than just a business, they are a way of life. Their family history dates back to pre-revolutionary Cuba where they're well known in the cigar business. Today, the Perdomos call Nicaragua home and are some of the largest manufacturers in the country.
It all started with Perdomo ESV '91. Debuting in 2005, ESV '91 was enormously popular and highly-rated to boot. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end and the crop of tobacco used for the ESV '91 is no longer available. Using aged wrappers from 1992 and fillers from 2002, Perdomo blended an excellent medium-full bodied masterpiece worthy of the ESV name. The cigar hits you with spice early on but settles after the first half inch. As the cigar progresses, you'll notice more of an earthy flavor with some cedar undertones. As a follow up to an impressive cigar, this newer ESV will exceed your expectations.
I'm a huge fan of the Perdomo (Grand Cru, Reserve Champagne Noir) family so it was only a matter of time before I trying the ESV. I have to say I was expecting a lot more. Other than the strong earthy flavor there was nothing else. I also felt it burned rather quickly.