You know that if Cohiba puts its name on a Connecticut Shade cigar it's going to stand out from the crowd, and Cohiba Connecticut certainly delivers.
First off, the wrapper is grown in Ecuador, mostly under cloud cover instead of cloth which brings a little more color and flavor. Then a Mexican San Andres binder turns the knob a little further. Then, the beautifully balanced long-filler collection of leaf from Brazil, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic amp things up even more. The result is a medium-bodied cigar with notes of oak. leather, roasted nuts, and mellow spice with slight hints of cocoa and coffee. Of course, being a Cohiba the construction is superb and the silky wrappers are virtually flawless. You've tried the rest, now try the best - Cohiba Connecticut.