Lou Rodriguez Edicion Premier

Wrapper: San Andres Negro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan (Proprietary)
Bom Bom: 4 3/4 x 42
Price: $6.40 (Charmed Leaf)

The Lou Rodriguez Edicion Premier is a core line cigar offered by North Carolina-based Lou Rodriguez Cigars. The founder, Lou Rodriguez has a fondness for both box-press and maduro cigars. The Edicion Premier is one of two box-pressed regular production maduros offered by the company (the other is the Edicion Reserva which is stronger).

The Bon Bon is a petite corona vitola and the blend just seems to be the perfect storm for this size. This cigar delivers a wonderful maduro experience including notes of espresso, black cherry, pepper, leather, and what I term that “natural maduro sweetness”. The flavors have some nice depth as they are medium to full-bodied. The Premier won’t overpower you as it is medium strength. Construction is outstanding – excellent burn and excellent draw.

This cigar easily qualifies for a box-purchase in my book.