Fratello Arlequín may seem like an attractive cigar with a foreign name, at least to the casual onlooker, but there's much more going on behind the scenes. Like many offerings from Fratello Cigars, the Arlequín has both Italian and Spanish influences. The name is Spanish for Harlequin, which is the name of a popular comic servant character from the 16th Century Italian comedy, Commedia dell'arte.
Like your '70s mullet, Fratello Arlequín is business in front and party in back, boasting a clean and sophisticated look on the front of the band and a colorful harlequin pattern on the reverse side. But enough of the aesthetics, this cigar has the tobacco stats to boot! Fratello Arlequín is rolled at the famed Joya de Nicaragua factory in Estelí, Nicaragua (aka Nicaragua's first and oldest factory). The cigar makes use of a diverse blend, including a dark Mexican San Andrés wrapper, Ecuadorian Habano binder, and fillers of Nicaragua and Peru. The latter is perhaps the cigar's "it factor," lending an atypical, exotic profile of banana candy, mineral-rich soil, ripe fruits, and candied nuts.