Rodrigo La Fortaleza

Rodrigo La Fortaleza

Rodrigo bundle

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

Size: Forte 5 1/2×50

Price: $6.50

So I wanted to talk a little bit about a cigar that has been out for a couple of years that I think is one of the greatest cigars on the market today, the Rodrigo La Fortaleza.  Rodrigo cigars were introduced to me at the Chattanooga Tweet Up by Nate McIntyre, regional sales manager for Emilio. Emilio is the distributor for Rodrigo Cigars.  Nate is a long time friend of mine, and knows what I like when it comes to cigars.  He had been telling me about how good this cigar was for some time.  As luck would have it, the owner, George Rodriguez was present at the Tweet Up, and Nate introduced us.  Now George is a great guy with a true passion for cigars.  I have had the pleasure of hanging out with him at a number of cigar related functions, and always enjoy my time talking with him.

Enough about all that let’s talk about the cigars!

The appearance of this cigar is very attractive, it features a medium brown Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper that has some light veins and is a bit toothy.  The Rodrigo La Fortaleza also features a pigtail cap.  The band is classy with the name Rodrigo emblazoned across the middle.  The colors of the band are black, silver, and white.

Flavor wise this cigar is loaded with woody cedar and earthy notes.  Over the course of the smoke, notes of nuttiness and cocoa become present as well.

I have smoked the equivalent of almost two boxes of these by now, and I have to say, for the most part all of them burn excellently hardy requiring any retouching.   The ash is always holds firm, and the smoke bellows thick and white.

Buy it again?  I’ve already bought two boxes since I have discovered them.  Will I buy more?  You bet, it has easily taken a spot as one of my go to smokes!

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