Following in the footsteps of Espinosa's critically acclaimed Laranja Reserva and Laranja Reserva Escuro cigars comes the third installment in the series: the Laranja Reserva Azulejo cigar. This collection began in 2014, being named for the Portuguese word for orange (laranja), which company owner, Erik Espinosa, is known to wear at cigar events.
Like the light-wrapped Laranja Reserva and dark-wrapped Laranja Reserva Escuro, the Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo cigar is named for its color. In this case, it is a blueish, glaze-colored tile found throughout Portugal. Naturally, this pastel-like color weaves its way throughout the band and foot ribbon of the Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo cigar.
What does the Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo cigar taste like?
As with its predecessors, the Espinosa Laranja Reserva Azulejo cigar centers around Brazilian tobacco. In this case, the ingredient is a Brazilian Arapiraca leaf, used as the cigar's binder. This leaf is joined by a dark Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper and all-Nicaraguan fillers, sourced from the famed fields of A.J. Fernández. This amounts to a medium-full intensity, lighting up with exotic flavor components of lush soil, Asian spices, campfire, and toasted caramel sweetness.