San Cristobal is a boutique cigar handcrafted in Nicaragua by the Garcia family. Blended entirely from rich, well-aged Nicaraguan tobaccos, these cigars feature dark, oily Nicaraguan wrappers.
The flavors are rich and full-bodied, exhibiting a perfect balance between strength and complexity. Hearty notes of earth, cedar and spices are accompanied by lighter notes of walnuts, espresso, black cherries and dark chocolate.
Each cigar is constructed impeccably and finished with a traditional Cuban Triple-Cap. San Cristobal is available in 9 sizes; packaged in cedar chests of 21 and 22.
- Size: 6.625 x 46
- Shape: Corona Gorda
- Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
- Binder: Nicaraguan
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Cut: Double-sided
The Guajiro size is unique sporting a pigtail cap. The band is completely aesthetic in appearance and rests nicely against a lushes dark habano wrapper. The wrapper is veiny, dark and oily…toothy and slightly rugged.
The San Cristobal has a consistent burn. The ash was nice and white, and slightly flaky. The burn line was nice with little attention needed on touch ups. The draw was consistently effortless once it began to open up not even a quarter way in. So over all the construction of the cigar received high ratings for sure!
By the end of the first third, the cigar is already presenting a vast array of sweet leather spice and subtle notes of cocoa and hay. Over the course of the entire cigar, these seem to be prominent and favorably unforgiving until the final inch. There were subtle transitions between dry creamy hay and spicy pepper, but fully rounded and complex until the final third. Overall the flavor profile was both extremely complex and well-balanced through and through.
Final Rating: 89