La Palina El Diario CigarsKnown by reviewers for their even burn and easy draw, La Palina El Diario Cigars are hand made sticks from the Raices Cubanas factory, located in Danli, Honduras. This is a unique line because it is the first La Palina offering that has been manufactured outside the Bahamas. Introduced to the market in 2011, they were found to be so popular that more vitolas were added in 2012. These reddish brown sticks are handsome in appearance.  They have a smooth wrapper with very few noticeable seams or veins. It is considered milder than other stogies that are offered by this brand, but still rich in flavor.

La Palina El Diario Cigars are available in 7 vitolas.  These choices include the Churchill (7 x 50), the Torpedo (6.125 x 52), the Gordo (6 x 58), the Toro (6 x 50), the Robusto (5 x 52), the KB (4.25 x 40) and the KB II (6 x 40).   Consumers can choose smoking experiences that focus on the filler, the wrapper, or a balance of both, depending on the size. It's no wonder they are staples in so many humidors.

The larger the gauge the more the flavors of the 1999 Nicaraguan Corojo, the 1998 Nicaraguan Criollo filler, and the 1998 Honduran Criollo double binder are showcased. The thinner gauges allow for the exquisite taste of the 1999 Honduran Corojo Rosado wrapper to be the main focus of the palate. The smaller sizes tend to have a fuller body and more intense flavors. Though each size has a unique smoking experience, there are some commonalities. Overall, it is considered to have a pleasant flavor profile no matter the vitola.

La Palina El Diario Cigars are considered medium bodied and a draw before lighting offers the palate hints of caramel, coffee and cedar. Once lit, there is a spicy kick which mingles with the cedar before moving to the background. Citrus and coffee play on the tongue, and later chocolate makes an appearance. About halfway through, notes of leather and nuts arise. Reviewers found the flavors to be well balanced and never overwhelming, with just the right amount of spice.

All of the tobaccos used in these sticks have been aged for over a decade to ensure a pleasurable smoking experience. Time spent aging allows for carotenoids to degrade and encourages oxidation. The process of aging often lends stogies their smoothness, and increases how aromatic they are. La Palina El Diario Cigars exhibit an excellent burn rate, resulting in firm ash.

An excellent marriage of sweet and spicy, La Palina El Diario Cigars were recommended by reviewers as an ideal smoke for every day. La Palina had that in mind during their creation of the blend, as evidenced by the name.  The translation of ‘El Diario’ into English is “The Daily”. The El Diario comes highly recommended and is one of the most affordable stogies that La Palina currently has to offer. Popular for a good reason, these cigars received a 93 rating (out of 100) by Cigar Aficionado Magazine, which judges based on overall impressions, smoking characteristics, flavor, appearance and construction.


POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017


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