Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaragua
Torpedo: 6 x 52 (Box-press)
Price: $14.00

I’ve talked about how I feel that Lou Rodriguez Cigars is an up and coming company. It was with the ultra-limited La Mano Negra where they hit it out of the park.

This is limited – only a 100 boxes of 10 were produced and distributed to 13 retailers. The La Mano Negra uses a Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper. This is the second time Rodriguez had worked with this wrapper as he also used it on his other limited edition cigar, the Lou Rodriguez MF. Like the MF, the La Mano Negra is also a box-pressed torpedo.

Without a doubt this is the most unique Brazilian Mata Fina I’ve ever encountered. Not only is it one of the darkest Mata Fina wrappers I’ve seen, but it delivers one of the most unique flavor profiles from a cigar using this wrapper. I detected notes of red pepper, espresso, dark chocolate, earth, and black cherry. This is also one of the boldest smokes I’ve ever had with this wrapper. The strength and body both start out medium to full range before both attributes kick up to full by the second third.

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