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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Casa Cuevas Cigars Maduro Clasico Prensado - Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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Casa Cuevas Clasico Prensado (Maduro)
WRAPPER: San Andres
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Pennsylvania, Colombian, Nicaraguan, Dominican

FORMAT: Toro, box press
ORIGIN: Tabacalera Las Lavas factory, Dominican Republic

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
PROFILE: Savory/Bittersweet
DELIVERY: Rigid/Smoked

COMBUSTION: poor | OK | excellent

Bittersweet meatiness; charred mesquite smokiness. Toasted creaminess. Straightforward, deeply nuanced. Slightly curved burn-line. Excellent draw & smoke out-put. Box-press softens but remains at its cool nub.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

"Casa Cuevas Cigars will be expanding the core lines in the form of the Clásico Prensado. The new extension releases stay true to the original Habano & Maduro blends while the new vitola brings the popular box pressed shape to the line-up. The 6 X 48 box pressed cigars will be available in 20-count boxes starting in August of 2018." - 

"Who We Are

"In the 19th century, Juan Cuevas, Spanish immigrant from Santander, began what was to be a family business which now spans four generations. Like others fortunate enough to live and work in the Pinar del Rio province of Cuba, Juan commenced cultivating tobacco, turning it into a successful business.

"Following in his father’s footsteps, his son, Juan Jr. continued with the family business, successfully expanding it until events which took place in 1959 forced a dramatic change. Years later, in the Cibao Valley of the Dominican Republic, Luis Cuevas Sr., Juan’s Jr.’s son, carried on the family tradition of handcrafting fine cigars in the family’s cigar factory, Tabacalera Las Lavas. Today, Luis Sr. is joined by his son, Luis Jr. in the manufacture and sale of premium, long filler cigars at their factory, Tabacalera Las Lavas, in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

"So it is that, after decades of manufacturing premium cigars for notable brands, it was decided that the time had come to produce and market a high-end, premium cigar that would bear the Cuevas name." - www.CasaCuevasCigars

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