“… this cigar still is one that stands out flavor-wise…It’s an approachable cigar for any cigar enthusiast, and at $8.00 there is great value in this cigar.”
Wrapper: Honduran Grown Cameroon
Binder: Honduran (Authentic Corojo)
Filler: Honduran (Authentic Corojo)
Country of Origin: Honduras
Factory: Fabrica de Puros Aladino at Las Lomas Jamastran
Elegante: 38 x 7
Price: $ 8.00
Coming in at #11 is the Aladino Cameroon Elegante by JRE Tobacco Co. This is the first lancero to land on the 2021 Countdown. The lancero size is one that is becoming a staple at JRE Tobacco as Company President Justo Eiroa has released a lancero in four of his lines to date. The Aladino Cameroon Elegante was originally soft-launched to Jay Davis’ Blue Smoke of Dallas store before being released nationally in the spring of 2021.
While it is called Aladino Cameroon, it actually is a cigar that features 100% Honduran-grown tobaccos from the JRE Tobacco farm. A few years ago, Julio R. Eiroa took on the challenge of growing leaf at the JRE Tobacco farm from a Cameroon seed and the result was this Honduran-grown Cameroon wrapper. The remainder of the blend contains Authentic Corojo grown at the JRE Tobacco Farm. This Elegante is a classic 38 x 7 lancero. Production is handled at Julio Eiroa’s Las Lomas factory.
The Aladino Cameroon Elegante produced notes of natural tobacco, caramel, earth, black pepper, baker’s spice, cedar, and a signature apple-like sweetness. These flavors are robust and fall in the medium to full range. This is countered by medium strength.
The Aladino Cameroon Elegante lands JRE Tobacco Co on a Cigar Coop Countdown for the sixth year. All of these appearances have been in consecutive years. It’s also the second year in a row the Aladino Cameroon line has placed on the Countdown as 2020 saw the Robusto size land at #4. It’s also the third cigar from Honduras to land on the 2021 Countdown and the second cigar from the Las Lomas factory.
For details of the 2021 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our 2021 criteria.
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