Pinar del Rio 1878 Reserva Dominica Capa Oscura Lands at Select Retailers I think if Santa was a cigar smoker (the rumor is he’s a pipe man) then the latest cigar from Abraham Flores would be his stick of choice. Though not officially released until IPCPR 2011, 1500-2000 of the brand spankin’ new PDR 1878 Reserva Dominica Capa Oscura were given to select retailers around the country. Lucky for me, one of them was my local brick and mortar, Emerson’s Cigars. Originally coined the Holiday Blend (another selling point for Santa) this cigar has been blowing up the blogs and peaked my interest enough that I had to track some down. Well let me tell you, it’s not all hype. I thought I had found my favorite cigars already for 2010 at this year’s trade show but this one has squeaked in at the last minute. The PDR 1878 Reserva Dominica Capa Oscura (try saying that five times fast) is an all Dominican cigar but doesn’t really smoke like one. Allow me to explain. Take a look at this blend: Wrapper: Dominican Habano Oscura Binder: Dominican Habano Filler: Dominican- Corojo, Habano, and Criollo ‘98 There’s a lot going on here. And the meaty choice of tobaccos translates into a medium to full bodied cigar with a lot of unique nuances. There’s the consistent flow of earthiness but with a beautiful undertone of cedar. And though stout like a proper German beer, there are notes of caramel-like sweetness. Definitely smooth with lot’s of luxurious smoke, the Capa Oscura is the perfect way to send a smoke-off to 2010. This cigar and many more are available at Emerson’s Cigars. With five locations in the Hampton Roads area and an online store, they are easy to locate or easy to navigate. Order now through the end of the year and receive free shipping. And as I mentioned, only a handful of retailers were lucky enough to receive PDR 1878 Reserva Dominica Capa Oscura so get them now or you’ll be waiting until next summer. My suggestion: Leave one of these babies out for Santa instead of cookies. I bet you get something better than socks this year for Christmas. Just sayin’. Maria is an expert author and webmaster of Cigar websites. The website having details of Cigar, PDR 1878, Dominican Habano Oscura, Cigar Tools,
The PDR 1878 Reserva Dominica Capa Oscura (try saying that five times fast) is an all Dominican cigar but doesn’t really smoke like one.