Back in December of 2022, Espinosa Premium Cigars released the 4th installment of their small batch Las 6 Provincias line of cigars. This time it is known as the “CMW” which is a reference to the airport code for Ignacio Agramonte International Airport in Camagüey. The series started back in 2018 with the LHB which was a reference to La Habana. That was followed up with the MTZ in 2019 which references Matanzas and then the LV in 2021 which is a reference to Las Villas. Each release has a different blend.
The Las 6 Provincias CMW has a blend described as:
- Wrapper – Ecuadorian habano
- Binder – Nicaraguan
- Filler – Nicaraguan
Like previous releases, the CMW is expressed in a single vitola, this time a (6 x 50) box pressed toro. They come packaged in 20-count boxes that feature artwork by Cuban artist Edin Gutierrez, who is based in south Florida and has also worked with Espinosa on the Warzone line. The Las 6 Provincia CMW box features a pair of foldout wings that extend from the lid and display a historical scene from the Camagüey province. MSRP is set at $18.00/cigar.
This is a limited small batch production that was limited to just 1,000 boxes. Espinosa Premium Cigars notes that the Las 6 Provincia CMW is hand crafted at AJ Fernandez’s San Lotano factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua.
For this review, I sampled one Las 6 Provincias CMW which was gifted to me as part of a Secret Santa package in December 2022.
The Espinosa Premium Cigars – Las 6 Provincias CMW is a stunning beautiful box pressed toro that sports a dark brown, toothy, and oily wrapper. The cigar is packed well with just the right give under a gentle squeeze. There are minimal veins running through the barrel. A simple cap finishes the presentation.
Three bands adorn the cigar. The primary band uses the standard Las 6 Provincias band which uses a gold, cream, and purple motif. The name “Las 6 Provincias” is boldly dispalyed in the center and the left side states “Espinosa” and the right states “Cigars” along with the Espinosa logo. The secondary band is placed underneath the primary with just the bottom protruding out from the bottom stating “CMW”. Finally a purple footer band is applied.
Using my CigarMedics Baller cutter, I opened the cap perfectly and gave it some cold draw puffs that were spot on with restriction. A natural sweetness is the first note to grace the palate followed by a light cinnamon spice and bread note. It reminded me of that cinnamon bread my mother made for breakfast. It had me doing some more cold puffs before lighting it up.
Using my single flame torch, I warmed the foot to an even orange glow and drew in the first puffs of sweetness and cinnamon spice with an added fruity jam note. A delectable start indeed!
Cigar Review Notes
- Introductory puffs offered notes of natural tobacco sweetness, cinnamon spice, and fruity jam
- A light grey ash forms on top of a medium thick and fairly even char line
- Evolving cream notes beautifully wrap the fruit jam in the background
- Smoke is full, thick and mouth filling
- Sweet syrupy aromas waft off the foot
- The ash fell in a decent chunk revealing a well-formed burn cone.
- Toasted oak nuances add a fine dimension entering the second third
- Dark chocolate notes add to the already enticing profile midway through the burn
- Mild jag in the burn develops but no off burn and no touch up required
- Mild cinnamon spice returns to play well with the chocolate down to the final
- Medium in Strength
- Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 40 Minutes
As I have said in some other reviews, there are those moments when I try a cigar for the first time where the pre-light intrigues me and the lit journey lives up to that pre-light and wows me just as much. The Espinosa Premium Cigars – Las 6 Provincias CMW is just that, a spectacular cigar that offered an excellent balanced of flavors though the 1 hour and 40 minute journey. Right off the first puff, it delivered an enticing and mouthwatering array of notes. Though not insanely complex, it had just the right amount of transitions and nuances to offer a pleasant symphony of flavor and aromas. This is one that is by and far box worthy, but if the $18.00 price is holding you back, grab 5 before they are sold out. You will thank me. I rate this a solid 95.
Point Deductions: (-1) Mild jag in deep in the burn
Bonus Points: (+1) Box Worthy; (+1) Complex and Nuanced