Fratello Bianco is the second cigar in the Fratello Series, debuting in 2015, two years after the company launched with the Fratello Classico cigar. Despite the cigar's name (Italian for White), the Bianco cigar is perhaps the darkest offering in Fratello's portfolio, contrasting nicely against the Bianco's bright white band.
As with the Classico cigar, company owner, Omar de Frias, partnered with the famed Joya de Nicaragua factory in Estelí, Nicaragua for production. When crafting the Bianco, de Frias set out to showcase a rich, full-bodied expression that felt deceptively smooth across the palate—a sinister plot, indeed. To accomplish the task, Fratello Bianco is built from a diverse, multi-national blend, sourced from a whopping five countries! This includes Nicaraguan, Peruvian, and Pennsylvanian Broadleaf tobaccos throughout the filler, a Dominican binder, and a dark and oily Mexican San Andrés maduro wrapper.
Fratello Bianco is medium/full in body, swirling through the nostrils with an assortment of spicy zest and layered complexity. This includes long-lasting flavors of baker's cocoa, black pepper, oak, mineral, black coffee, anise, and dark vanilla.