Wrapper: Rare Arapiraca, Brazilian Maduro
Binder: De Olor, Dominican
Filler: Piloto Cubano from the Cibao Valley, Dominican Republic and Esteli, Nicaraguan Ligero
Size: 60 x 5″ V. Gigante
Country: Dominican Republic
Factory: Contracted by a tiny factory in the Dominican Republic
If you like the large NUB cigars then then you will be a fan of this monster. With a ring gauge of 60 (1 in in diameter) it could be a lot to handle unlike the NUB cigars which do have large ring gauges but have a relatively small length. But, if you are up to the task of handling a cigar size usually seen in the movies you must give the Marco V Platinum Label Grand Reserve a try. A definite plus with a cigar of this size is that it burns relatively cool and produces a copious amount of white smoke. The flavors of this medium bodied cigar compose of hints of coffee, a well-rounded sweet tobacco, and what may be very light cherry taste through the first half of the cigar. Making the transition to the second half, the flavors switched to add spice notes. Overall this cigar is predominantly sweet containing a pleasing blend flavors that does not disappoint.