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 the ESV '91. Debuting in 2005, the ESV '91 was enormously popular and highly rated to boot. Unfortunately, all good things have to 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 has blended an excellent masterpiece that is worthy of the ESV name. Not overly complex, the Nicaraguan maduro packs flavor on all levels. It's more of a medium-bodied cigar with a rich, chocolate flavor throughout. This is definitely one of the best maduros to come out in a long time.
I was a big investor into the ESV 91 - I loved that cigar.....
This is the second time I've tried the 02 Maduro. Its good, well made, complex, and a smooth smoke, but it doesn't hold a candle to the ESV 91 :(