By now you probably have read my review of the Patina Connecticut blend that spoke about one of the latest collaborations in the cigar industry between Mo Maali and Mombacho Cigars SA. I noted that there were two blends in the new Patina brand – Connecticut and Habano. Today I have the pleasure of talking about the Patina Habano blend. The blend for the habano is the same as the Connecticut except for the wrapper which utilizes an Ecuadorian habano leaf.
The complete blend of the Patina habano is described as:
- Wrapper – Ecuadorian Habano
- Binder – Nicaraguan & Pennsylvania
- Filler – Nicaraguan & Pennsylvania
The Patina Habano is available in 4 vitolas and packaged in 16-count brown cabinet boxes.
- Rustic (Robusto 5 x 52) MSRP $8.96
- Copper (Corona 6 x 46) MSRP $9.95
- Oxidation (Toro Gordo 6 x 56) MSRP $12.95
- Bronze (Toro 6 x 52) MSRP $11.95
I enjoy the quirky names for these cigars representing the various metals and patina on the metals. .If you want to know where you can find Patina Cigars all you have to do is go their “Locations” page here.
The Patina Habano
Looking over the Patina Habano blend I am impressed by the shiny medium brown Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. There is a soft tooth throughout the wrapper and a couple of veins and the cigar is finished with a simple cap. It is solid in the hand with no soft spots.
The band on the Habano is the same as the Connecticut and as I mentioned in that review, it tells a story with its design. It uses a turquoise and copper motif that signifies Patina in color. The center of the band has a white stair case that reflects the steps of at Casa Favilli. In fact, there are 16 steps to that staircase and not coincidentally, there are 16 Patina cigars in a box. Get the picture? I like how the band look on the darker habano wrapper, it seems to stand out better on the shelf.
Running it across the nose I picked up some real enticing notes including, pepper, cocoa, and toasted bread off the foot and some fermented tobacco sweetness along the barrel.
Once I removed the cap with my double blade Palio cutter, the cold draw had a nice restriction with notes of pepper a touch of fruit.
So far so good, it is time to turn this one to ash.
For this review I sampled the Patina Habano Bronze vitola, which I received from the company for the purpose of reviewing on Stogie press.
Cigar Review Notes
- Early light has pepper and savory notes running across the palate
- Roasted nut aroma develops quickly
- Light grey ash medium char line
- Wrapper is oiling up well and we are just getting into it
- Vanilla notes join the profile to lighten things up
- The whole first inch of burn is outstanding
- Touch of mint is enticing the tongue
- Very smooth smoke after an inch
- Medium volume of smoke
- Aroma becomes more sweet and syrupy
- Ash falls deep into first third with a well centered and flat burn cone
- Mild citrus enters in the second third
- Cedar aroma develops blending with the nut
- Citrus increases
- Spice moves in end of second third
- Aroma turns more floral fruit
- The ash is amazing on this cigar!
- Almond enters with a slight dry leather and continues through final third
- Medium Strength
- Total Smoking Time was one hour and thirty minutes
Overall, the Patina Habano was a delightful cigar to smoke, I especially enjoyed the shifting aromas on this that kept the journey enticing. The burn was solid and the smoke volume was pretty much medium throughout. The ash carried well long with solid construction. This is certainly a cigar I would smoke again. You can find these online at Atlantic Cigars priced at 10% off retail if you don’t have a shop locally that carries it.