“Elegancia seems to be the perfect name for this cigar…it is a dialed-back smoke, but it is by no means short of flavor. In fact, the flavor is where this cigar shines.”

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Shade Grown Claro
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: TABADEX (Quesada Cigars Factory)
Toro: 6 x 50
Price: $21.00

Sponsor: No
Samples Provided for Initial Review: No
Review: Ferio Tego Elegancia (2021) (10/24/22)
Appearances on Countdown (By Year/Company): 1 (2022)

Coming in at #25 is the Ferio Tego Elegancia. When Michael Herklots and Brendon Scott, formerly of Nat Sherman, launched Ferio Tego Cigars, a big part of the story was that Herklots and Scott had acquired the brands formerly owned by Nat Sherman International. The other side of the equation was that they would also be launching two cigars under the Ferio Tego name. Today we turn our attention to the Elegancia which cracks the Top 25.

The Ferio Tego Elegancia comes from the Quesada Factory, a longtime manufacturing partner. The blend consists of a shade-grown Ecuadorian wrapper over a blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos. The Elegancia comes from the Quesada’s TABADEX factory located in the Dominican Republic. The Elegancia comes in one size – a 6 x 50 Toro.

Ferio Tego Elegancia 2021


The Ferio Tego Elegancia delivered a mix of vanilla, cream, citrus, cedar, hay, earth, and mixed pepper. The cigar delivers a nice amount of complexity. It’s a dialed-back cigar delivering mild to medium flavors countered by mild strength. It’s perhaps the fact that this cigar is on the milder side which works in favor of the experience.

This is Ferio Togo’s first appearance on a Cigar Coop Countdown. It also is the first first-time company to land on the Countdown. For those keeping score, this is the second cigar thus far from the Dominican Republic to land on the 2022 Countdown.



For details of the 2022 Cigar of the Year Countdown, see our 2022 criteria.

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