Spotlight Brand: Casa Magna Colorado
93-rated, #1 Cigar of 2008.
This phenomenal cigar is an accomplishment rolled at Nestor Plasencia's Nicaraguan factory, and is blended by legendary cigar maker Manuel Quesada. Nestor Plasencia is the largest grower of premium Cuban-seed tobacco outside Cuba. Almost every major manufacturer has created a cigar using Nestor's incredible tobacco, and many of those blends have earned high ratings among the industry's top publications. In addition, Manuel Quesada is responsible for the coveted Fonseca line, and is considered one of the best master blenders of all time. It's no wonder these two gentlemen's combined efforts have produced an award winning cigar.
Casa Magna boasts a hearty mixture of quality, premium Nicaraguan tobaccos encased in a Nicaraguan binder, and all of the leaves have been carefully fermented to perfection. To conceal these choice tobaccos, a Cuban-seed Nicaraguan ligero Colorado wrapper is applied to finish the blend, characterizing it as a true Nicaraguan puro. The blend releases a medium to full-bodied array of spice and white pepper, cleverly masked by an underlying sweetness, creating a complexity and depth not found in any other cigar to date. This is a true connoisseur's cigar, and is guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning aficionados.