“The most important thing when smoking a cigar is the flavor, and I found the flavor pulls through with the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Sun Grown Epicure.”
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: Tabacalera Perdomo S.A.
Epicure: 6 x 54
Samples Provided for Initial Review: No
Review: Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Box-Pressed Sun Grown Epicure (3/30/21)
Appearances on Countdown (By Year/Company): 2 (2020, 2021)
Coming in at #23 is the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Box-Pressed Sun Grown Epicure. Perdomo Cigars is not know for making a lot of new cigars, but in 2020 a couple of new blends were introduced under the Perdomo 10th Anniversary Reserve. These cigars are the Perdomo 10th Anniversary Reserve Box Pressed Sun Grown and Maduro offerings. To make room for these cigars, Perdomo made the decision to retire two other blends in the line – the Champagne Noir and the Champagne Sun Grown (but leaving the ever-popular original Perdomo 10th Anniversary Reserve Champagne). While these blends will be missed, the new blends come up very big for Perdomo. Today it’s the Perdomo 10th Anniversary Box Pressed Sun Grown in the Epicure size that lands on the Countdown.
The blend for the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Sun Grown features 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos. According to Perdomo Cigars, the 10th Anniversary Sun Grown uses a six-year aged Cuban-seed wrapper, binder, and fillers from its farms in Estelí, Condega, and Jalapa. The wrapper itself also has an additional ten months of age on it. Production is handled out of the Tabacalera Perdomo S.A. facility in Estelí, Nicaragua. The Epicure measures 6 x 54.
Along the way, the Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Box Pressed Sun Grown Epicure delivers notes of earth, natural tobacco, baker’s spice, wood, nut, and black pepper. The flavors shine when working in unison, and are balanced throughout this medium strength, medium-bodied cigar. It’s also a well-balanced cigar with enough complexity to keep one interested from start to finish.
Now a sibling to legendary Perdomo 10th Anniversary Reserve Champagne, the 10th Anniversary Reserve Sun Grown earns its place among the elite.
This is the second time Perdomo Cigars has landed on this list. As we continue to move up the Countdown, Nicaragua is making a strong showing as it has landed four cigars on the list thus far.
For details of the 2021 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our 2021 criteria.
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