Eiroa 'the First 20 Years' review
A brand new arrival on NZ shores is the Eiroa 'The first 20 years' from CLE. Now CLE might not be a know name to you yet.. but you will know of Eiroa's previous work thats for sure. and heres a qoute to get you excited... "Eiroa the First 20 Years is a box-pressed Honduran puro containing a special type of tobacco in the binder and filler that hasn’t been used in a cigar in over 50 years"
The Eiroa family purchased Camacho cigars in 1995, giving Christian Eiroa his start in the industry. Under the family’s guidance, Camacho cigars became a juggernaut and became world famous for their stout and potent lineup of cigars. Now with his new brand CLE cigars, formed after Camacho was sold to Davidoff, Christian is celebrating his 2 decades in the cigar industry with a special release, Eiroa the First 20 Years.
let’s take a look at how this stick is put together.
Not a lot of info aye...
The sample I have is the 4x40, its a little stick thats for sure. Its not often that I review a cigar this small but I've heard such good things about this cigar that i had to give it a go.
Ok, so let's get into the review.
Construction -- 9/10
Burn -- 8/10
Draw -- 10/10
Flavour -- 10/10
Complexity -- 9/10
Strength -- 87%
First 1/3 -- 9/10
Second 1/3 -- 10/10
Third 1/3 -- 10/10
Construction & Burn Ok.. so the weakest part of this cigar, score wise, is the burn and construction. But thats not due to anything but the size IMO. A 40g box press just seems to struggle to burn evenly.
Flavour & Complexity Holy f*ck!! This thing. Why is this not a gordo? Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, spice, nuts, earth, and leather - the flavour jackpot... and SMOOTH! Damn this is tasty.
Strength Pushing on full strength, which is think is essential on a small cigar like this. Pairing perfectly with a stout on this late winter arvo.
Overall Well. I am glad I decided to smoke this today. This might have just taken the top spot in my go-to micro stogies list (topping the Petite Tatuaje Reserva Broadleaf) I for one am very excited to see what CLE produce over the next few years. I know they aren't really a 'new' cigar company as such, but they are new to market and this cigar shows us that they are holding nothing back.