|Wrapper||, Ecuador Habano|
When you hear "Big Papi", probably the first image you see in your mind is one of the legendary David Ortiz yanking another ball out of Fenway Park. Big Papi is a truly larger-than-life figure who enjoys a good cigar, so a while back, the folks at Tabacalera El Artista (who make the 92-rated Exactus) created a blend just for him.
Originally made just for Papi's personal use and for charity events, the word soon got out and the requests convinced them to bring the cigar to the public in 2016. Big Papi is a medium-bodied gem that sports an Ecuadorian Habano Claro wrapper, enrobing a Dominican Criollo '98 binder, and select Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. There are notes of sweet nuts, leather, earth, and cream, with a nice little punch of pepper. You may never a ball out of the park, but you'll always hit a home run with Big Papi.