|#30 – La Gloria Cubana Trunk Show Twenty Twelve
Coming in at #30 – and kicking off the 2012 Cigar of the Year Countdown is the La Gloria Cubana La Gloria Cubana Trunk Show Twenty Twelve Liga LR-1.
In 2010, La Gloria Cubana had three cigars in the 2010 Cigar of the Year countdown. After a one year absence, both La Gloria Cubana and its parent company General Cigar make a return to the countdown. For this epic encounter, once again La Gloria Cubana brings a cigar with an innovative concept – namely a smokeable band.
The La Gloria Cubana Trunk Show Twenty Twelve Liga LR-1 was one of two limited edition releases with smokeable bands for 2012. The LR-1’s smokeable band had an intricate die-cut band representing the La Gloria Cubana logo. Only 500 boxes of the both the LR-1 were produced.
|Close up of the La Gloria Cubana Trunk Show Twenty Twelve
Liga LR-1 smokeable band
But smokeable band or not, it really came down to the smoking experience. I found the LR-1 to deliver a highly complex flavor profile consisting of cream, wood, pepper, herbs, raw sugar cane, and nut. The flavors start out medium to full bodied and progress to full bodied. The LR-1 has a little more pop than one might think. It starts out medium strength and progresses to medium to full at the end.
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The La Gloria Cubana Trunk Show Twenty Twelve Liga LR-1 features a Habano Connecticut Fino wrapper. The remainder of the blend consists of Nicaraguan tobaccos.
Wrapper: Habano Connecticut Fino
Binder: Nicaraguan (Proprietary – Double Binder)
There is only one vitola in this blend – a 7 x 52 (a slightly thicker) Churchill.
Recommended Vitola: 7 x 52