Cuban cigars are Like London Buses you wait ages for one and then three new releases come along at once. In this case the Hidalgo, Dianas and Nobles all in a fancy newly branded gold edition - its even wearing a smart foot band and the main band glistens as if studded with diamonds. Yes - this cigar is a success even before you light it!
And when you do light one you are greeted with the most perfect draw which tells me that the quality of rolling has been a key focus. Congratulations R and J!
But what about the taste? Delicious! Still with those floral notes for which this brand is renowned but frankly richer and deeper. Can I suggest nuts and cherries? An odd mix I know but my vocab is deserting me as I puff away - what I can say is that the cigar gets better and better as you work through it - mouth filling flavours, enough smoke to take an enemy machine gun nest unobserved and a deep cello timbre that makes me rejoice that I have had the good fortune to be given one of these little beauties.
They are like all Cuban cigars expensive - but unlike some others they justify it - the lie in their grand four poster bed of a lacquer box glittering in their golden socks and collars and purr at you with sophistication and class.
This is a great cigar and I can’t wait to try their brothers and sisters.