Salomon Cigar by Calixto Lopez is proof that a Salomon cigar that was previously made in Cuba can be handmade outside of Cuba and taste even better than its predecessor. It's hand made in Nicaragua with pure Cuban-seed long-fillers; the rich Ligero tobacco is from Esteli, the Seco tobacco is from the Jalapa Valley and the Viso tobacco is from the volcanic island of Ometepe. It's all bound together with a virgin Sumatra leaf from Ecuador and enveloped in a black Cuban-seed maduro leaf from Nicaragua that was aged for 5 years.
You can feel and see the rich oils on the wrapper, enticing and preparing you for a wonderful smoking experience. This blend of exotic tobaccos produce a creamy complex taste like nothing you have smoked before. It starts with smooth notes of leather, vanilla cream and floral notes. It then transforms adding sweet tobacco and cocoa breezes. The creamy complex taste develops further and brings in deep cocoa and white chocolate notes with floral touches to make the finish truly memorable.
It's a Salomon cigar for the true cigar aficionado, totally hand made by Cuban trained Master Rollers with years of experience. While you may want to save these Salomon cigars for special occasions, we priced them low enough to make them your daily cigar. Each Salomon is 7 1/8 inch with a ring gauge of 58. 20 cigars are packed in a cedar box.
Calixto Lopez opened the Calixto Lopez Cigar Factory in Cuba during the 19th century. The cigars that carried his name were considered some of Cuba's best. As his cigars made their way into the hands of aficionados throughout the world, his reputation escalated. In the early 1900's his cigars earned some of the most prestigious awards available, including the Grand Prize at the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904 as the world's finest Havana cigar. His talents as a cigar maker were officially recognized when the Cuban government named one of the best tobacco growing regions in Pinar Del Rio the Calixto Lopez Region.
These cigars are hand made using his traditional Cuban cigar making techniques and after you smoke them, you'll agree that they honor his name.
Posted by Andre on 27th May 2013
great cigar - i wanted to give it a 4.5 but that's not an option - i love this cigar - it performed very well and had great flavors and smoke output - it was so easy to light with the small tip - lit as easy as a cigarette - and burned for 1 hour and 20 minutes - the tease was sweet on the lips and seemed to coat my lips with a slightly oily coat that leaves the lips feeling smooth and moist - great cigar - buy a box - you will not regret it - i can only imagine how some humidor time would make it even better