Length: 4 3/4 inches
Ring Gauge: 52
Binder: Costa Rica
Filler: Honduras / Nicaragua
La Palina's Limited Edition 1896 is a good looking cigar. The wrapper was smooth, fine veined and tan to medium brown in color. The cigar was firm and felt good in my hand. The cigar's construction was excellent overall.
The wrapper gave off a mild tobacco aroma and there was a slightly sweet berry aroma from the foot. The pre-light draw was easy and I could taste more of that mild tobacco flavor.
Once lit, the cigar gave off a good amount of smoke. As I exhaled through the nose, the sensation was very mild. The 1896 has a solid tobacco flavor with a bit of cedar in the background. It's a smooth, smoke with a bit of spice that picks up in the second half and carries to the end. The final third introduces a flavor reminiscent of a dark roasted coffee.
The burn was even with a firm ash. The room aroma was pleasant. In fact, I was given several compliments on the aroma from some people near where I was smoking. There is a light aftertaste from the cigar while it is smoked that does not last very long on the palette. I would consider the La Palina Limited Edition 1896 blend to be mild in strength with medium body.
MSRP on this particular vitola is $19.00 which puts this cigar on the high end of the pricing spectrum. Perhaps this will not be your everyday smoke but, it is worthy of a try and perhaps used to celebrate special occasions.
La Palina cigars can be found at:
Murray’s Smoke Shop, 106 Paradise Plaza, 3800 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239 941-955-6433
Disclaimer: The cigars used in this review were provided by the manufacturer.
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