|Shapes||Churchill, Robusto, Toro|
I love the flavor of a Connecticut Shade wrapper but most of the time it's paired up with a binder and fillers that are too subtle. I get it. You want to really showcase the leathery, cedary taste of the wrapper, but I would love top see what the Connecticut would taste like with some more robust tobaccos. Now I have. It's called 601 White Connecticut.
Coming from Erik Espinosa's La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, 601 White Connecticut sports an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper that's a little darker that what you would normally see, which allows it to stand up to the bolder-than-usual Nicaraguan binder and long-fillers. The result is a medium-bodied cigar with notes of leather, hay, oak, roasted nuts, baking spices, and a hint of white pepper. Now there's a Connecticut-wrapped cigar that's made for those who prefer a little more "oomph."