|Wrapper||, Ecuador Habano|
What's in a name?
I have no idea what a porthole has to do with cigars except that on a lot of cruise ships today, about the only way to enjoy a cigar is by sticking your head out one. Regardless of the name, Porthole by La Sirena is an intriguing brand because different sizes get different wrappers, but with the same core blend.
At the heart of all three sizes are specially selected Nicaraguan long-fillers and binder. The corona and the gordo are then clad in a silky, uber-dark Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro wrapper, while the toro receives a tawny Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade capa. The Habano-wrapped vitolas have a deep toasty character with hints of roasted nuts, dark sweetness and spice, while the Connecticut version features a woody, leathery profile with a bit of sweet cream. For a more unconventional approach to cigar excellence, light up a Porthole.