La Paloma cigars, when first introduced, had substantial acceptance in the American marketplace at prices way above the present price. The Vintage Reserva edition is made from tobaccos that were not previously available but, having reached their maturity in early '08, are now available at lower prices. Hand made in the Dominican Republic with a rich Bahia Brazilian Maduro wrapper. Get a FREE Augusto Reyes 5-pack ($50 Retail Value).
The robust CAO Italia is an escape with an extra dose of adventure. Made with tobacco from four countries, this full-bodied cigar is wrapped and bound in dark, smooth, Honduran leaves and filled with Peruvian and Nicaraguan tobaccos as well as Habano seed tobacco grown exclusively for CAO in the Benevento region of Italy. This CAO cigar is bold, earthy and sweet.
Hendrik Kelner has long been recognized as one of cigardom’s most knowledgeable and respected master blenders of great tobaccos. He is the guiding force behind such labels as Davidoff, Avo, and his Zino Platinum Crown Series, brands that stand as the unparalleled epitome of smoking excellence. To this outstanding pedigree Kelner adds his Zino Platinum Scepter Series. Earning a 91 rating from Cigar Insider, the Scepter Series sells for less than half the price of the larger Zino Platinum Crown Series. Made in the Dominican Republic and dated like a fine vintage wine, the Platinum Scepter Series features rare and exceptionally fermented tobacco blends from the Dominican Republic and Peru. It enjoys the distinction of a Connecticut Shade binder and a Connecticut-seed Ecuadorian wrapper. Attested to by its rating, this is indeed an outstanding cigar.