It doesn’t take long to realize that family, especially family history, is a top priority among many cigar manufacturers. Many of these farmers, manufacturers, and brand owners have a family history deeply rooted in tobacco. Cigars that have been created to commemorate this family history are also quite prevalent. The Casa Cuevas Cigars Patrimonio, translating to “Patrimony”, is one of those cigars. This cigar was developed by Luis Cuevas Jr. and Alec Cuevas and was made to pay homage to Luis Cuevas Sr. and the Cueves family’s tobacco history that spans over a century.
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera Las Lavas
Wrapper: Honduran Corojo Colorado
Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, & Peru
Vitola: 6 x 52 Toro
Price: $11.56 MSRP
Release Date: August 2021
Company Website: www.casacuevascigars.com
Based on my limited Casa Cuevas experience and the blend details, I am anticipating a medium-full bodied cigar with full flavors of baking spices, nuts, wood, and toast. I think I would not be surprised to get some creamy citrus as well given the Peruvian in the blend. This will probably be around medium in strength and offer a pretty nuanced, balanced profile.
This is an elegant looking cigar with the white and gold band. It works against this lighter brown wrapper leaf. The wrapper is pretty clean and feels like a paper bag. The cigar is dense and firmly packed. It smells of cedar, pepper, and earth. The cold draw has a distinct orange note along with some spices and breadiness.
First light brings medium bodied smoke with medium-full flavors of toast, wood, black pepper, citrus, and some sweet vanilla. About three quarters of an inch in the profile has lost some of the toast but remains sweet, woody, citrusy, and has a slight vanilla note yet. The retrohale has plenty of baking spice along with some creamy citrus rind. The second half of the first third is showing some of the toast coming back in along with some tannins and a vegetal earthiness. The first third closes out with no major changes. The performance has been perfect.
A half inch or so into the second third an oily charred wood joins the profile. The retrohale has some black pepper and bell pepper, interestingly, along with some baking spices and earth. At one point I got an interesting, fleeting corn chip note on the finish. It was only once or twice, but worth noting cause I’ve never had that. Passing halfway the cigar has lost the oily charred wood and is more bready with citrus rind, black pepper flavor, and earthiness. The pepper has also subsided on the retrohale and the profile is more of a creamy baking spice and nuts. The second third closes out with a bit of the sweet vanilla returning. I did have to do a small touchup to the burn line before entering the final third.
The beginning of this third I have to catch up a small piece of wrapper. Approaching the primary band the profile is creamy spices, wood, toast, and a hint of vanilla. Into the primary band point there’s a bit more earth and some pepper on the palate. The retrohale is like a sweet cinnamon and potpourri combination. Coming to an end the cigar remained consistent in flavor and performed perfectly.
This cigar offered a balanced, and fairly consistent profile with some transitions. For the most part it was medium-full in flavor and body with cream, wood, spices, toast, and earth. However, there were moments of more pepper, oily charred wood, bread, vanilla, and citrus rind. The cigar performed pretty wonderfully for the hour and 55 minute burn time. I would certainly recommend giving this cigar a shot as I think it has something for nearly any smoker. It did not overpower the palate at any point, yet it always offered plenty of flavor. I maybe would even say it’d be my pick for an introduction to the brand because I think it would align with many consumers’ palates.
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