Nica Libre cigars are a great, everyday value crafted by hand in Nicaragua and comes in a box-pressed format, creating a rich and elegant experience at a pauper’s price.
Fans of Padron should enjoy this cigar since it encapsulates the same flavors without the high price point, so it works as a great alternative to Padron. We enjoy this blend around the office as an everyday go-to cigar since its rich, smooth, flavorful, well constructed and maintains an enjoyable aroma.
Rolled with a dark, oily San Andres maduro wrapper (almost identical to the wrapper used on Padron’s Anniversary Maduro), Nica Libre contains a balanced blend of Nicaraguan long leaf tobaccos all secured by a toothy Habano binder. You’ll experience toasty nuances of earth and cedar with sweet notes in the finish and some natural flavors of espresso and coffee. The finish is hearty and memorable while the draw is effortless. This medium-bodied blend will far from disappoint any maduro fan searching for a premium cigar at a bargain price.
|CIGAR EVALUATION SHEET|
|Cigar Brand: Nica Libre 1990 Imperial|
|Origin: Nicaragua||Wrapper: San Andres Maduro|
|Body: Medium-Full||Price: ~$6.50|
|Length/Ring Gauge: 6.0 x 54||Smoke Time: 53 min|
|More info about purchasing: Nica Libre Cigars|
|Overall Appearance and Presentation of Cigar|
|Points (Max 20): 18||Grade: Rating:|
|Wrapper Color: Maduro||Consistent Color? Yes|
|Oily/Dry: Oily||Veiny/Smooth? Smooth – zero imperfections|
|Cap Construction: Excellent||Packaging: Very Good|
|Ease of Cutting: Perfect||Construction: Firm|
|Lighting and Burning Properties|
|Points (Max 15): 14||Grade: Rating:|
|Even Initial Light? Yes||Even Burn? Initial? Very Good|
|Even Burn? 50%? Very Good||Even Burn? 75%? Very Good|
|Ash: Solid and white||Burn Rate: Perfect|
|Resting Smoke: Light and even|
|Require Re-Lighting? No|
|Points (Max 30): 26||Grade: Rating:|
|Wrapper Stays Intact? Yes|
|Points (Max 35): 30||Grade: Rating:|
|Light, Medium, Full-Bodied? Medium|
|Bland/Vegetal/Spicy/Peppery? Spicy and peppery|
|Describe any changes in body or flavor:Â Â Goes from med-full to medium in second third of cigar.|
|Aroma: Pleasant||Finish: Very Good|
Comments: Wonderful cigar with an attractive price point. The spicy/peppery aftertaste lingers on the palate until your next puff. The ash is solid and holds firm. Would definitely smoke again.
|Total Score (Max 100): 88||Grade: Rating:|