Crowned Heads-Las Calaveras 2015

Crowned Heads Las Calaveras 2015

Las Calaveras 2015 Cigar

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: Corona Gorda LC46 6×46

Price: $9.75

Acquired: Purchased at The Smokey Cigar 2 in Brentwood, TN

Crowned Heads is a company that is near and dear to me. Partially because they are one of our local Nashville cigar companies and partially because over the years I have grown to know most everyone there and am happy to call them friends.

Las Calaveras for those of you who are not familiar with it is a limited release cigar put out by Crowned Heads every year. The name is the same, but the blend and packaging differ from year to year.  The following is a statement is from Jon Huber and was posted in our Las Calaveras review last year in regards to the meaning behind Las Calaveras; “Beginning with the Edición Limitada 2014, Las Calaveras will be an annual release that is a respectful homage to those who have passed away in the year before, and is intended to be a celebration of their lives and rememberance, rather than a mourning or a symbol of sadness and death.  Each year, we all lose a friend or loved one, or know of someone who has endured that same loss.  In today’s fast-paced world, it is all too easy to forget the fragile nature that is life.  Often, in the race to gain material success, we lose sight that our true legacy are the lives we touch and the love we leave behind once we pass on.  It is in this spirit that Las Calaveras pays tribute to those who have touched our lives and shared their love.”

The 2015 Las Calaveras release is being offered in three sizes; LC50 (5×50), LC52 (6×52), and LC46 (6×46) which I am smoking for this review.

The first release of Las Calaveras was the 2014 release last year. The 2014 Las Calaveras cigar was a stout kick you in the mouth with pepper cigar. The 2015 release is totally different. In my opinion, it’s better!

Smoking Condition: Evening, approximately 70 degrees.

Looks: This cigars wrapper leaf is a nice Ecuadorian Habano Rosado, it is medium brown in color and has a nice light oily sheen to it. The wrapper leaf has some small to medium veins running through it and is finished off on top with a triple cap. The finish of the cigar has almost a suede like appearance. The band of the 2015 Las Calaveras release is white with gold trim. The band reads, “Las Calaveras” in black with, “EL2015” in gold on top and “Esteli Nicaragua” in gold below. Box packaging is cream white with gold writing. The label is black with a day of the dead type skull.

Las Calaveras 2015

Taste: I am immediately hit with notes of cocoa, cream, and nuts upon firing up this cigar. As the cigar opens and grows, a very pleasant but mild wood note develops. The flavor profile of this cigar is unique and frankly, delicious. Each puff of the 2015 Las Calaveras is full of cocoa notes with a nice strong nuttiness present on the back of the tongue and the roof of your mouth. As with all the Crowned Heads sticks available, that creaminess is definitely present making each puff more and more enjoyable. The flavors overall were consistent and amazing good.

Strength: Medium

Burn: Spot on the money! Even though I got up and walked away a number of times during this smoke, it stayed lit and burned evenly throughout requiring no touch ups. Of the five that I have smoked so far, all have been consistent with no burn issues whatsoever.

Buy it? These guys have yet to put out a stick that I have not liked. This one, I absolutely love. Ask Patrick the GM of The Smokey Cigar 2 about my trip there the day they came in. I walked in and grabbed a box, he looked at me and said you don’t even have to smoke it beforehand, it’s that good.

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