Balmoral Anejo XO Nicaragua Rothschild Masivo (5" x 55)
Throughout several generations, the Wintermans family has cultivated Royal Agio into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of small cigars. Boris Wintermans is the latest to get his turn at the helm, and one of his first orders of business was rebooting the company’s premium cigar lines. Nowhere have the results proven more fruitful than with the sumptuous Balmoral Anejo XO Nicaragua Rothschild Masivo.
The Anejo XO Nicaragua Rothschild Masivo measures out at a hefty 5” x 55 and is loaded down with a wildly complex blend of aged Brazilian, Dominican, and Nicaraguan filler tobaccos. The alluringly thick cigar is finished with a Brazilian Cubra binder and oily Nicaraguan Habano wrapper.
With its multi-country blend assembled at Royal Agio’s cigar factory in San Pedro de Macoris on the southern edge of the Dominican Republic, the Anejo XO Nicaragua Rothchild Masivo is not a Nicaraguan Puro as the name might suggest. Yet the Nicaraguan tobaccos take the lead to offer a beautiful expression that is at once complex, richly textured, and deeply satisfying. The medium-to-full-bodied smoke delights with wave after wave of cocoa, leather, coffee, dried fruit, cedar, pepper, sweet earth, and spice flavors.
The Balmoral Anejo XO Nicaragua Rothschild Masivo is a voluptuous cigar smoking experience that should delight a wide spectrum of cigar aficionados, especially those searching for Cuban cigar alternatives. Pair this beauty with smoky, peat-heavy single malt whiskies from Islay for a tasty after-dinner treat.