Maduros J.L. Salazar y Hermanos Reserva Especial Series Churchill is an extremely limited edition Maduro. Only 100 boxes are made per series because the dark and rich Maduro wrapper is so rare. These box-pressed beauties provide rich clouds of smoke and a refined taste that is a notch up from the regular J.L. Salazar line. The master rollers have handmade each one to draw and burn perfectly. The tobacco leaves are aged for over four years and specially cured through four hanging fermentations. This is the exclusive curing process that the Salazar brothers brought over from Cuba. It's what makes these Maduros so special. The Filler is sun-grown Cuban Seed Habano tobacco from Tabacalera Esteli. The Binder is a wrapper quality Cuban Seed Habano leaf and the Wrapper is a flawless Maduro Cuban-seed leaf. This full-bodied cigar has a powerful, yet smooth taste.
Every cigar is made in the same old fashioned way the Salazar Family made them in Cuba. The taste is as delightful as the Maduros are to the eye. It starts with leather, licorice, cocoa and white pepper notes that quickly transform to creamy clouds of bittersweet and dark chocolate with licorice and earthy tones, and just enough notes of pepper. Floral undertones blend in for a refined complex finish that will have you wanting to light another. Churchill is 7 1/4 inch long with a ring gauge of 52.
Since 1810, when the Salazar family settled in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, they have been growing some of the worlds best tobacco and handcrafting fine Cuban cigars. At 12 noon every day, the 4 Salazar brothers would meet in the porch of elder brother Mario’s house. Mario would open his burlap bag which contained the finest tobacco leaves of the farm’s harvest. The cured leaves were perfect in appearance and taste. They were envied by all the farmers in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba’s prime tobacco growing region. The burlap bag would be passed around and each brother would roll their own cigars. They would each roll enough for the day’s smoke. Each would have a different preferred size but the blend would always be the same for all four brothers.
Mario’s sons, J.L. Salazar and his brothers, have carried on that tradition and special blend of tobacco leaves in these exquisite boutique premium cigars. The J.L. Salazar y Hermanos Reserva Especial cigars are totally handmade by a master roller. They use the secret blend that the Salazar Brothers brought from Cuba and with only the finest Cuban Seed leaves. The mellow and rich premium taste is unmatched. After trying these cigars, you too will know why J.L. Salazar and his brothers are so proud of their family tradition.
Posted by Nazih Saleh on 28th Aug 2015
it used to be 5 stars with me.
lately it is not as fresh as it was before.
Posted by Phil on 11th Dec 2012
Been enjoying Maduros for many years and this is probably one of the best I've had. Not for the weak, specially in the beginning. It then softens up on power and the taste changes to pure ecstasy. Better than a chocolate bar.