Sinistro Cigars has announced the 10th Anniversary TPE Release – the first Dominican Broadleaf wrapper.
The blend is described as:
- Wrapper: Dominican Broadleaf
- Binder: Dominican Criollo ’98
- Filler: Nicaragua, Pennsylvania, Piloto Cubano, Criollo ’98
The cigar is described as Full Body and Medium/Full Strength and are hand made at the El Artista factory in the Dominican Republic. It was blended by James Agopian (Sinistro).
Only 2 sizes have been released for this run:
- Robusto 5×52 150 boxes (MSRP $132.00)
- Toro 6×54 150 boxes (MSRP $142.00)
The company has not decided if they will be regular production at this time.
“The Rodriguez family has been working on this leaf for the last 6 years to perfect the wrapper quality. We’ve tried to use it a few other times before, but had issues due to not having enough perfect wrapper. We’ve waited 3 years ourselves with this blend in our back pocket just waiting for the right amount of good leaf quality. We want to make this item a regular production cigar but we can only go at the pace of what good wrapper we are able to grow.
The pure grade on this is like no other, most pure grades are singular with the same flavor notes constantly shining through on your palate. When James and I tried the pure grade of Dominican Broadleaf, there was no singular flavor profile, its as though you can smoke just this wrapper alone and it would make a fantastic cigar.”