Country: Honduras & Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua
MSRP: around $7
My Rating: 4 Stars!
Thanks to Paul Joyal for the samples to be able to try this great J.Grotto line. The Reserve is the part of the line that I reviewed earlier in the year and I really enjoyed it. I was pretty excited to hear about the silk version and couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. The cigar looks great, feels good in the hand and has very small veins running through it.
The flavors from this cigar are different from what you would expect from a Connecticut shade wrapper. I noticed hints of spice and some nutmeg. The burn was razor sharp throughout and needed no touch ups. This was an excellent cigar and also came through with notes of butter and cream. I would recommend this smoke to all levels of leaf lovers.
I am the Chief Editor of In The Humidor and have been running this site since 2007! I enjoy a great cigar with friends and just hanging around the house. I have 3 beautiful daughters and a wonderful wife, we live in the Dallas, Tx area. I also enjoy a good bourbon, craft beer, and absolutely love the ocean and beach.