Simply stated, Alec Bradley's prensado line-up of cigars is one of the best available today. In fact, in 2011, Cigar Aficionado named the prensado blend their "Cigar of the Year".
These corona gorda sticks can sometimes be tough to find in-stock but they rarely disappoint cigar fans looking for a complex and bold experience.
Five and one-half inches long with a 46 ring gauge, the main attraction of this bold beauty is the well-aged 2006 Corojo wrapper that's grown in Honduras' Jalapa Valley. The stick itself is absolutely gorgeous. In fact, it almost looks like the definition of "class" with an oily wrapper, and a triple cap making for a very wealthy and refined appearance.
These cigars are not ideal for beginners who prefer a mild experience. In fact, earth-tones and spices are a bit intense at times and the prensado line-up is full of flavor that veteran cigar smokers will love. That said, the initial flavor profile of these box-pressed cigars offers a bit of sweet wood and smooth coffee notes.
Also of note, the Alan Rubin, the creator of these Alec Bradley Prensado cigars says their goal was to follow the Cuban tradition in making this cigar. In fact, it took Alec Bradley three months to figure out just how to box press these cigars without giving the stick a squared-edge --- after fall, who wants to stick a square cigar into their mouth's round hole?