RoMa Craft Tobac Aquitaine Blockhead

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Ligero
Binder: Cameroon
Filler: Nicaraguan (3 Fillers): Esteli, Condega, and a ligero leaf from Pueblo Nuevo (a small farm north of Esteli on the Honduran border)
Blockhead: 6 x 54
Price $9.00

The Aquitaine is a variant from RoMaCraft Tobac’s popular original CroMagnon line. The main difference is the Aquitaine uses Ecuadorian Habano wrapper on a similar binder and filler to the original CroMagnon. The Aquitaine was launched at the 2013 IPCPR Trade Show. The Blockhead added a box-press toro to both the CroMagnon and Aquitaine lines. The CroMagnon went to Tower Pipes & Cigars (Sacramento, CA) and Tobacco Grove (Maple Grove, MN) while the Aquitaine has recently gone to Monte’s Pueblo Pipe Shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

It had been a while since I revisited the Aquitaine blend. Recently, I have been smoking several other vitolas int he line Overall, I was quite pleased with the way the Aquitaine blend was smoking as a whole. To me, the box-press vitola for this blend seemed to click on all cylinders. Age seemed to really bring out the best of this cigar. here is a lot of complexity to this cigar. I picked up a lot of natural tobacco, but there were notes of cocoa, earth, pepper, and floral along the way. The flavors are full-bodied countered by medium strength.

The combination of this vitola and maturing over time gives this cigar a box split in my book.