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Buena Vista Reserva 2008

The story of the Buena Vista Reserva 2008 is an in­ter­est­ing one. It was cre­ated in 2009, but due to prob­lems with the busi­ness, 200,000 of them sat in a ware­house un­til 2013, when the com­pany was taken over by MGM Cigars. The sub­lime was then re-re­leased last year, as a pre-aged pre­mium cigar – the wrap­per comes from Ecuador (but is a Cuban seed), while the binder and filler are both Do­mini­can.

In terms of flavour, the Reserva is a light to medium-bod­ied cigar. The first third yields notes of light spice, wood and sweet­ness. There’s a cit­rusy as­pect to the flavour pro­file, too, but those notes are dif­fi­cult to de­tect and come and go. In the sec­ond third, the light smoke be­comes a lit­tle more creamy, and a light cedar note be­comes more pro­nounced. And in the fi­nal third, the spici­ness re­turns with a vengeance, but it’s balanced out by softer sweet notes and a solid wood base.

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