When Manuel "Manolo" Quesada says that a cigar is the best blend he's ever created, it's incredibly noteworthy, and that's what happened with Quesada Reserva Privada.
What goes into these 92-rated delights is stunning. The wrapper is a satiny Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade, fermented to bring out a bit of a coppery tint. The binder is a Dominican San Vincente leaf, cultivated in 1997. The long-fillers are a combination of 1997 Dominican San Vincente along with Pennsylvania ligero to add body. Aged for one year after rolling, the cigar is mellow to medium-bodied, with notes of cedar, leather, cream, roasted nuts, baking spices and white pepper. Cigars like Quesada Reserva Privada don't come along every day, so you'll want to get them while they're available.