Cigar Review: Acosta Cigars La Lujuria – Rated 90

Country of Origin: NIcaragua

Factory: Undisclosed

Vitola: Double Robusto

Box Count: 10

MSRP: $15.00

Release Date: 2020

Strength: Medium

Flavor Profile: Berry, Black Pepper, Caramel, Cherry, Chocolate, Mineral, Natural Sweetness, Savory Spice

Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro

Binder: Nicaragua (Jalapa)

Filler: Nicaragua (Jalapa & Estelí)

Summary:

The Acosta Cigars La Lujuria offered a pleasurable smoking experience with a unique and balanced profile that included berry, chocolate, cherry and spice notes. Construction was decent with just a mild wave and small off burn.

What do you get when a Cuban Master Blender and Colombian cigar enthusiast have a chance meeting? You get the birth of a new cigar line. Acosta Cigars is the creation of Cuban master blender Delvis Leiva and Columbian Cigar enthusiast Yezid Acosta who has been on a constant quest for the perfect taste, aroma, and experience.

The company’s inaugural line, “LA LUJURIA” translates to “LUST” and Acosta Cigars notes:

“…it refers to a passionate desire for that perfect cigar experience. La Lujuria was hand-rolled only using the finest blend of Nicaraguan tobacco, with a Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper aged to perfection and merges beautifully.”

The La Lujuria is expressed in a single (6½ x 56) double robusto vitola and comes packaged in 10-count boxes with an MSRP of $15.00/cigar. You can purchase them directly on the company’s website here.

The rich and bold blend is described by the company as:

  • Wrapper – Mexico (San Andrés Maduro)
  • Binder – Nicaragua (Jalapa)
  • Filler – Nicaragua (Jalapa & Estelí)

I recently received some samples of the La Lujuria from Acosta Cigars, for the purpose of reviewing on Stogie Press, and I have to say it certainly looks like an indulgent cigar.


Pre-Light Examination

The Acosta Cigars La Lujuria is a dark brown and tightly packed vitola that has a medium toothy grit to the wrapper. It is solid and heavy in the hand and is finished with a simple cap. There is just a few noticeable veins along the barrel.

Acosta Cigars La Lujuria

A single band adorns the cigar, using a black and silver motif. The name “La Lujuria” is boldly printed in silver across the band along with the “Acosta Cigar Company” and the declaration that that this a “Double Robusto” made in “Nicaragua”.

Running the La Lujuria across the nose, I picked up a mildly pungent fermented leaf note along the barrel along with baking spice and fruit off foot.

Once I removed the cap, by slicing the head straight across the shoulder of the cigar, I proceeded to give it some cold draw puffs that teased my palate with a rich berry note in addition to a growing pepperiness on the lips. I enjoyed the cold draw very much and continued to puff it a little more before reaching for my double flame torch to warm the foot and draw in the first peppery puffs.

Follow along as I burn the Acosta Cigars La Lujuria to ash.

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Cigar Review Notes

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  • Initial notes start with a mild black pepper
  • White ash forms a wavy thin char line
  • Mineral notes
  • Sweetness evolves
  • Thick full volume and chewy smoke
  • Slight off burn
  • Caramel berry nougat finish continues to entice the palate
  • Ash gets a bit flaky
  • Quite smooth and pleasurable
  • Chocolate aroma wafts off the foot
  • Ash falls decent burn cone
  • Cherry notes evolves from the berry
  • Chocolate moves into the flavor profile
  • Savory spice notes enter midway
  • Caramel and berry return
  • Spice adds deep in second third moving through the final
  • Burns a tad hot in the final third
  • Medium in Strength
  • Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 45 minutes

Final Analysis

Overall, the Acosta Cigars La Lujuria offered a pleasurable smoking experience with a unique and fairly well balanced profile that included berry, chocolate, cherry and spice notes. Construction was decent with just a mild wave and small off burn. It did burn a tad hot in the final. I rate this a 90.

Point Deductions: (-1) Wavy burn; (-1) Slight off Burn; (- 1) Flaky Ash; (-1) Burns Hot in Final

Acosta Cigars La Lujuria

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