Casa Bella Cigars are made for aficionados by vendors who know palates!Sindicato debuted three blends at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show, and among them was the company’s value cigar, the Casa Bella cigars. Sindicato is a new name in tobacco, though all of its members are veterans in the industry. The ownership group consists of 45 retailers using their knowledge of smokers' likes to enter the production side of the industry. Their value blend packs a lot flavor and is sharply built for a stogie that only costs a couple of dollars per smoke. This has quickly made the blend a popular choice among aficionados on a budget. They also make a superb first choice for someone looking to begin a tobacco hobby.


The Casa Bella cigars come with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, a binder from Indonesia, and fillers from the Dominican and Nicaragua. It is a light tan stick, with only a couple of visible veins and a smooth, silky texture. The band is red, white and simple, with the company mark (a cursive “C” and “B”) and the name of the stick in standard lettering. It is available in five formats, including Robusto (5 x 52), Corona (5 1/2 x 44), Toro (6 x 54), Gran Toro (6 x 60) and Churchill (7 x 52). The pre-light draw produces some light, sweet flavors of honey and graham crackers.


The first-third of the cigar brings forth these same sweet flavors, with a couple extra twists. The graham cracker taste is the strongest to begin with, but soon ebbs a little when the honey flavor emerges. There is also some natural tobacco sweetness and a faint touch of black pepper that’s most noticeable on the finish. Some reviewers also detected an unusual mossy note, though this eventually migrates to a nutty taste that balances off of the honey well.


During the second-third of the Casa Bella cigars, the flavors hold the same for the most part. This stogie is not very complex, so its flavors tend to develop gradually. However, the black pepper moves to the retrohale instead of the finish, though it is still just a tertiary note at this point. The honey and graham cracker sweetness are still the dominant notes, as the sweet tobacco also grows in strength in this part of the stick.


In the last third of the smoke, the graham cracker and honey notes carry the stick all the way to the nub. The sweet tobacco and black pepper are still present in the background, but they don’t assert themselves all that much.

These cigars are extremely well constructed, which is easily apparent just looking at the stogie. The burn and draw are both spot on, though it is a slightly fast burner. This, however, can actually be beneficial for people beginning their cigar smoking adventure. The smoke is a mild to medium bodied blend with little strength, making it the perfect line for new or infrequent smokers. These sticks are consistent and provide just enough taste and punch to keep them interesting.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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