This cigar is one of the first blends made by legendary master blender Don (Jose) Pepin Garcia. Full-bodied with a rich spicy flavor, Pepin is credited with making some of the highest rated brands on the market.
The El Rey de Los Habanos factory in the Little Havana section of Miami has been the hottest factory in recent years, producing such big names as Tatuaje and Padilla Miami. After years of anticipation, the master blender and owner of the factory has finally debuted a brand worthy of his prestigious name.
Don Pepin Garcia Blue is a full-bodied robust cigar that combines premium Nicaraguan long fillers with a rich corojo wrapper. This combination of premium tobaccos gives the cigar a spicy and peaty aroma that is very reminiscent of the best cigars made in Cuba today. Rolled in Nicaragua, each cigar is made under the watchful eye of Don Pepin himself, ensuring that each cigar that bears his name will have an excellent burn from the moment you light it up to the instant you put it down.
This is a very good smoke. It's deceptively full bodied, but comes off lighter than that initially. It is fairly consistent throughout, with an oaky woody quality, and a creaminess on the front end. It is round and smooth, but delivers a notable cayenne pepper on the finish of the draw which subside in the last one third but comes and goes.This particular stick had a looser draw than I would have liked which made the ash somewhat flakier than usual. And, it required two touch ups for some canoeing. It has some chocolate notes and spice throughout. I'm anxious to try the Invite Robusto size. This is just a great Cuban styled smoke with delicious flavors for fans of a smooth and full bodied style puro.
5 out of 5
Don pepin Garcia blue exquisite
Aug 08, 2015
I'm a fan of Don Pepin cigars, but I found the Exquisitos
We're difficult to draw; some of the cigars were
Crunchy when I squeezed them.