Stallone Castaño San Andres Box Pressed Aged 3+ Years


Check out our YouTube interview with Tony Barrios, the founder of Stallone Cigars for more info. Tony Barrios, an Argentinian by way of Italy. A horse riding professional and a graduate of Columbia Business School. This guy is no dope. He’s world-travelled, experienced in business and has a great palate. His cigars are for the American market. The full-body lovers who want something that is full yet balanced and made with the best tobaccos in the world. He works with Mr. Pena at Tabacalera Perla. This is the same company that makes Paul Stulac. I first smoked this cigar about 6 months ago. You have employed me to go out and find the best cigars in the world and also the most unique. Immediately upon lighting these cigars I knew this fell into both of these categories. The problem was availability and cost. I don’t think Tony truly understood what Privada was or what it was all about. And so we got a little heated in our negotiations. To the point where we both kind of walked away from the table. A few weeks later Tony reached out and we concluded that half the club will get the Zaino Broadleaf selection and the other half will get the Castaño San Andres selection. Both are similar, yet worth seeking out to compare. Tony is quite a character and very sophisticated. He looks like a cowboy and lives like a cowboy but you cannot forget he’s got an international Ivy league education. Both of those aspects really show in his cigars. They are bold yet balanced, aggressive yet sophisticated. Unlike anything else on the market.

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Tasting Notes: Floral, prune, and bread on the body. Cocoa and floral on the foot. Leather, apricot, and rawhide on the cold draw. Initially, I am met with malted chocolate. There’s apricot and salt on the finish. There is a quick burst of beautiful black pepper that’s here and gone fast. There is also bread crust and charred oak. Further in the black pepper turns to red pepper. The finish is tingling and lingering. Further in I get chocolate, rye bread, woods, salt, and pepper. Apricot pops its head in from time to time. In the second third, I get fresh-cut cedar. Both a sensation and a flavor. There is vanilla and cocoa (I have never understood how the two could be present together!) Vanilla, redwood, pepper, and tangy flavors like apricot. In the final third, the balance becomes so impressive. The thing that stands out most is just an overall flavor of rich wood. There are flavors that have melded together to make notes I cannot quite explain. Tree wood, sour fruit wrap, and herbs if I have to apply names. I’m blown away with this cigar.

Pairing Notes: Lager. Bourbon. Mexican food. Cheeses and corn chips. Popcorn with truffle oil. A good burger and fries. Onion rings. Fried Chicken. Country fried steak! Chocolate ice cream. Hot chocolate.

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