Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Seed
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan
Robusto: 5 x 52
Affinity is currently one of two premium long filler offerings by Sindicato Cigar Group and three cigars overall. This is a company started by 45 prominent retailers looking to get into the manufacturing side of the business. Jim Colucci, who used to be a Vice President of Altadis serves as the company’s CEO.
Right now I would say the Affinity is the best of the three offerings. This is a mild strength, mild to medium-bodied cigar. It has great flavor as it delivers notes of wood, mild cream, cedar, citrus, and pepper. The first half had considerable more in the way of cream and citrus, while the second half was more woody.
For what this cigar is, it can compete with other milder cigars and offer a great option to those who enjoy something with this profile. A definite fiver in my book.