Savinelli ELR Cigars Were Fuentes’ First Line & Are Continuing Favorites
Savinelli ELR Cigars were the first attempt in the cigar market for a longstanding family business. Although there have been numerous line-ups following its success, it all began with a small storefront in Milan, Italy. In 1876, Achille Sr. sold various smoking paraphernalia and provided a friendly meeting place for fellow enthusiasts. While he tried his hand at designing pipes, it was two generations later that Achilles Jr. began to create his own original smoking pipes to sell. Following a stint in WWII he opened his own factory in Varese where he produced and distributed these premium tools. The growth and success of this hardworking lineage continued on. In 1994, Giancarlo, Achille Sr.’s grandson, dove into manufacturing stogies. The Extremely Limited Reserve line-up was the first to be introduced.
Produced by Arturo Fuente, these smokes still receive excellent reviews. Their Savinelli ELR Cigars sport a Connecticut wrapper and Dominican binder and filler. It comes with a triple cap and a fine looking exterior. It is described as sturdy and firm. It lights up easily and immediately produces an adequate amount of white smoke.
The first third is said to be full of spice, while notes of coffee, vanilla, and buckskin sneak through. Into the second third, the ash is said to hold strong while the intense flavors persist. The peppery spice remained and was coupled with notes of dry grass and timber. The spiciness was said to carry on into the final third with hints of cream and the outdoors.
The intensity of this stick fluctuated, but remained a fairly mild and smooth burn throughout. These stogies were a perfect opening number to represent an acclaimed family name.