The CLE Signature THT-EKE 03/17 cigar is a mysterious beast, showcasing one of the most elite tobacco recipes from CLE Cigars to date. Heavily coded with acronyms throughout the title, the cigar traces its origins back to 2014, where CLE first introduced the Signature Series PLdM cigar. This special release was positioned at the upper echelon of the CLE portfolio, and the CLE Signature THT-EKE 03/17 cigar now follows suit.
With a mystifying name, company owner, Christian Eiroa, continues this theme in the tobacco recipe as well. This begins with a unique wrapper, showcasing Cameroon seed (traditionally grown in Africa) that has been transported and grown in Honduras. The remainder of the blend is undisclosed, allowing the cigar smoker to decipher the experience for themselves. What is known is that the cigar delivers on its ultra-premium promise, offering a fine-tuned performance for the seasoned palate.
What does the CLE Signature THT-EKE 03/17 cigar taste like?
Unique is a descriptor that tends to get thrown around too easily, but in this case, we find it fitting. This cigar is medium in intensity, focusing all efforts on nuance and finesse. The experience begins with sun-dried red pepper, later mellowing to show an unusually cool smoke temperature, delivering unexpected flavors of fruit tea, sweet florals, pastry dough, and intense vanilla through the finish.