Fratello Bianco

Fratello Bianco

Fratello Bianco picture


Wrapper: San Andres Negro Maduro

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Peruvian, Nicaraguan, and Pennsylvania Broadleaf Ligero

Size: 6 ¼ x 44

Price: $8.50

Acquired: IPCPR Sample

One of the newer cigar companies in the market, Fratello Cigars launched their first cigar Fratello, in 2013.   Since their launch brand owner Omar de Frias has definitely taken a strong foothold in the cigar market. The newest release from Fratello Cigars is the Fratello Bianco that was released at this years IPCPR show.

The Fratello Bianco is offered in four sizes; 6 ¼ x 44, 6 x 50, 5 x 56, and an event only 5 x 44 (NICE). Pricing on the new Fratello Bianco will range from $8.00-$9.00.

Looks: Taking a look at the Fratello Bianco, I first notice the large and awesome Fratello band. The Bianco band is essentially the same band as the first Fratello cigar, however the colors have been reversed. This band has a white background with red lettering that reads, Fratello. The cigar itself has a dark San Andres wrapper leaf that is very oily and extremely toothy. The cigar appears to have a double cap. To sum it up, it looks delicious!

Pre-Light: The pre-light aroma of the cigar was that of hay. On the pre-light draw I could taste hay and a barnyard earthy flavor to it.

Taste: Upon first lighting this cigar I immediately noticed some cocoa and wood notes. There was also a slight nuttiness observed on the back end of the cigar. As I continued to smoke the Fratello Bianco the flavor profile stayed overall consistent with the wood and nutty notes becoming the primary flavors throughout the smoke. About a quarter of the way in I did detect a slight saltiness on the sides of my tongue.

Strength: Medium.

Burn: Spot on and perfect from start to finish.

Buy it? Have you tried the original Fratello cigar yet? Did you like it? Regardless if you did or did not try their original release, this is an excellent cigar that should be put at the top of your to try list. Go out and ask your local brick and mortar to get some Fratello sticks in for you, then smoke them and tell me I am wrong.

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