Since the great cigar boom of the '90s, La Gloria Cubana has become synonymous with craft, often pioneering new smoking profiles, tobacco varietals, and even cigar sizes. The brand's latest innovation comes by way of a special hybrid wrapper, showcased on the limited La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro cigar.
This fine-tuned specimen begins in the fields, where the brand's agronomists hybridized Criollo ’98 seed with the rare Pelo de Oro. While the latter is finicky and difficult to grow, it is known to exhibit tremendous results. Combined, the seeds produced the cigar's namesake Criollo de Oro leaf, used as the wrapper component. This Dominican-grown wrapper surrounds a hearty Connecticut Broadleaf binder and Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers.
What does the La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro cigar taste like?
Limited to only 3,100 boxes of 20 cigars, the La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro cigar is a special treat for collectors and aficionados alike. This is a balanced, medium-bodied treat, slowly evolving on the palate to include intricacies of earth, rain-soaked hardwoods, clove, and sweet ginger.