I love a beautifully box-pressed cigar. The A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Capa Habano SP52 is such great example. The cigar is made perfectly, its sharp box press complemented further by the Cuban-style mounted heads. The caps clip easily to reveal easy, airy draws.
The rustic, oily wrappers have very thin veins, giving the wrapper a very soft feel from cap to foot. The pre-light notes offer faint whiffs of honey and barnyard. The flavor follows, balanced and very tasty, with hints of vanilla, coffee bean and a pleasant bit of cocoa and caramel.
Testament to the excellence of PDR Cigars, the burn line remains near perfect throughout, pretty much razor sharp, with the salt and pepper colored ash holding well, and the draw remaining smooth, but not too loose throughout with each draw yielding ample smoke.
The A. Flores 1975 Serie Privada Capa Habano SP52 is a fantastic cigar, with a great blend of balanced flavors. I’d recommend this as a must try, and even as a box purchase if you particularly enjoy Habano wrappers.