Wrapper: Brazilian Laranja
Country of Origin: Nicaragua (La Zona)
Corona Gorda: 5 5/8 x 46
The Espinosa Laranja Reserva is a new 2014 release by Espinosa Cigars. The Laranja Reserva incorporates a Brazlian wrapper – a first for a regular Espinosa Cigars release. The wrapper is not a mainstream Brazlian one. It comes from the Recôncavo region of Brazil located in the Bahia State. The wrapper is called Brazlian Laranja. Laranja is the Portuguese word for “orange” and the name is derived from the orange tint this wrapper has.
The irony is that this cigar also delivers “orange” flavor. I’ve talked to others who agree with me, but I cannot help to wonder if the power of suggestion is at play here. There are also notes of nut, white and red pepper, natural tobacco and even some earth and cream. This cigar starts out medium to full in strength and body, but increases along the way. I found the strength and body snuck up on me at the end and moved into the “full” category.
Overall a nice cigar by Espinosa and worthy of a box split.