|Wrapper||Brazilian, Habano Oscuro|
It's hard to know where to start when talking about Ave Maria Reconquista. The packaging is stunning, with individually sealed cedar coffins protecting each one, and placed in a stylish box with tobacco cushioning the contents. But you don't smoke the box, do you? So the packaging means nothing, if the cigar isn't stellar. No worries there, friends.
Reconquista comes in one size, meant to maximize the flavor of this unique blend - a 7" by 54 ring torpedo. The gorgeous, silky Brazilian Habano Oscuro wrapper is incredibly inviting, and it surrounds an all-Nicaraguan filler blend, held in place by a Honduran binder. The uncompromising construction will allow you to completely appreciate the balanced and complex flavor. This cigar never overwhelms the palate, and is rich and enjoyable, right down to the pleasantly sweet finish.
Pricey? A little bit. But Ave Maria Reconquista stacks up beautifully against cigars that cost much more. For most of us, this isn't an everyday smoke, but when the time is right, there are few that can compare to Reconquista.