Limited Edition Cigars J.L. Salazar y Hermanos Reserva Especial Series Robusto are extremely limited edition Maduros. 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 cigars 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 cigar is to the eye. It starts with leather, licorice, cocoa and white pepper notes that quickly transform to creamy clouds of bittersweet and dark chocolate, licorice and earthy tones, with just enough pepper notes. Floral undertones blend in for a refined complex finish that will have you wanting to light another. The Robusto is 5 1/2 inch long and has 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 Chaplain on 29th Dec 2014
JL Salazar is one of my all time favorite cigars I have been enjoying cigars for nearly 50 years, and I have tried all kinds. JL keep up the GREAT work!!!
Posted by Roman on 17th Sep 2014
For the price point the JL Salazar is one of the best cigars out there, in fact one of the best in any price point. Have had many cigars in my lifetime and very few compare to the Salazar.
Posted by Don on 11th Feb 2013
Been enjoying sticks for 20 years and this smoke blew me away. Phenomenal.
Posted by Richard Meccia on 26th Dec 2012
I was recommended to this site and tried the
Salazar's Maduros...It's incredible, rich flavor that kept building, the draw was smooth and you won't find logs in the mix...If you want to treat yourself to a fine cigar at a reasonable price then its for you...
Posted by Paul on 15th Dec 2012
I have enjoyed many wonderful cigars over the years and only a few have ever held me to the very end... This is without doubt one of the best. Simply magnificent!