In 2016, Christian Eiroa (owner of CLE Cigars) debuted two new brands, counterbalancing each other with a sort of yin and yang methodology. The cigars are CLE Chele and CLE Prieto, being named for Spanish slang, meaning light-skinned or dark-skinned, respectively. This plays into the two blend's wrapper styles, with the Chele showcasing a light Connecticut Shade wrapper, while the Prieto offers a dark Connecticut Broadleaf.
But what both cigars share in common is their full-bodied character... or, at least fuller than standard, in the case of the CLE Chele. While Connecticut cigars of old have traditionally been blended to showcase a soft and mild experience, the Chele breaks the mold, amping up the experience to offer smokers an Ecuadorian Connecticut-wrapped cigar with a medium-bodied profile. This character is achieved through the usage of all-Nicaraguan tobaccos throughout the cigar's binder and filler, allowing the country's notoriously fiery attributes to shine!
CLE Chele cigars are box-pressed and fully ready to change the minds of Connecticut adversaries across the globe. Chele fires up with smooth, yet flavor-filled plumes of smoke, including flavors of sourdough bread, white pepper, earth, cedar, and sweet Nilla Wafers.