Unveiled as a pre-release at the 2015 IPCPR Trade Show, Alec Bradley Post Embargo pays homage to cigar history in the aftermath of the Cuban embargo and symbolizes a future landscape where Cuban and non-Cuban brands can compete on a level playing field. A dark brown Corojo wrapper grown in Honduras is seamlessly applied and gently box pressed to perfection around a core of Nicaraguan and Honduran long-fillers. Once lit, you’re palate overwhelmed with a complex flavor profile dominated by pepper and rounded out with slight hints of mocha and caramel on the finish. The burn line was nice and thin and the ash was compact, holding form for the entire first third of the cigar. The strength clocked out at medium to full-bodied. Alec Bradley Post Embargo truly encapsulates that Cuban-esque style of clean and balanced yet rich in flavor.