#4 Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition 2011

The 2011 Cigar of the Year Countdown has reached the Final Four.   Perhaps no family has dominated this list like the Garcia family.  Up to this point, the Garcias have placed six cigars on the Top 30 list.  Two cigars have been blended for Tatuaje (#11 Wolfman, #20 Fausto) and three cigars under the My Father line.  Now a fourth My Father Cigar enters the list.

Coming in at #4 is the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial  Limited Edition 2011 Maduro.   This cigar joins its companion cigar – #17 Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Limited Edition Connecticut, #24 My Father El Hijo, and #26 My Father Limited Edition 2011.   However this perhaps might be the finest cigar to come out from the Garcia family. 

Before its release at the 2011 IPCPR, I had a chance to sample an early unbanded pre-release, and I knew this had Final Four material written on it at that point.  When the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial  Limited Edition 2011s were released, they did provide a memorable experience. Add a few weeks of age to these cigars, and they got even better – providing a very good draw and burn.  The experience with the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial  Limited Edition 2011 is one that is a full strength, full-bodied smoke.  It won’t knock you out with the strength, but it still has plenty of it.  The flavor profile provides notes of sweet chocolate, cocoa, espresso syrup, cedar, and baker’s spice.   I also detected flavors of raisin, licorice, and orange citrus.  While some of the flavor notes might seem to be very “sweet” in nature, this is not the case with the Limited Edition 2011.

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Blend Profile

The use of a Nicaraguan Broadleaf Viso and Pelo de Oro on the binder/filler make a big differentiator on this cigar.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Broadleaf Viso
Binder: Nicaraguan Cuban-seed (including Pelo de Oro)
Filler: Nicaraguan Cuban-seed (including Pelo de Oro)

Vitolas Available

There was be a single vitola made – a 6 1/2 x 52 Toro.  
This is consistent to what the My Father Limited Edition cigar sizes
have been.

Recommended Vitola: Toro (Default)