Even before the Quesada Reserva Privada Oscuro was announced, I was intrigued by how the original Quesada Reserva Privada blend would perform with a Connecticut Broadleaf cigar. When the cigars hit the shelves in May, I found this to be a cigar that not only required many re-lights, but was somewhat harsh in in the second half. While this cigar was aging for one year before it was shipped, I still felt this blend needed some humidor time to settle down.
The great news is that some time in the humidor did the trick – and this cigar is now shining. I’m not ready to put it at the level with the original Ecuadorian Connecticut Reserva Privada, this is still an excellent cigar and one that is responding very well to aging. It’s a cigar I could recommend to a novice or an experienced cigar enthusiast. As for myself, this is a cigar worthy of a box purchase in my book.
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Oscuro
Binder: Dominican San Vincente (1997 Crop)
Filler: Dominican San Vicente from the 1997 Vintage selected, Pennsylvania Ligero
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (Quesada Cigars Factory)
Toro: 5 5/8 x 54
Cigar Coop Review: Quesada Reserva Privada Oscuro Toro
Show Video: Episode 203
Stogie Geeks Rating: 4-Box Worthy