Classique Aged 10+ Years

(1 customer review)

$11.00

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You ask, we provide.  A few people in our Facebook group recently mentioned that they had nostalgia for the days of old.  When Privada was brand new and we used to get a lot of people’s leftovers.  It was mostly things that no one paid for that had sat around a factory, or things that got lost.  The truth is we still get some of this stuff but I have to 1. Put new bands on them for legal purposes and 2. Make sure that I give you enough information on the cigar to help you understand what it is, but not enough incriminating facts that the brand will find out about it.  Why is this so sensitive?  Because brands spend millions of dollars with factories each year and if they find out the factory sold their stuff, they may not come back.  It’s a fine balance because factories also have to move product and they certainly cannot sit on things for 10 years without losing money.  And that’s why I paid an arm and a leg for this cigar.  Like I said: when you talk, I listen.  I’m in pursuit of the best cigars in the world but I cannot continue that hunt without all of you.  So, if I have to pick up a cigar every month or every other month that will satisfy the Indiana Jones in some of you, even if I don’t love the cigar, I will oblige.  So here it is, the king of Dominican cigars.  The company starts with a D.  It has many brands.  I believe this one starts with an A.  It is aged over 10 years at this point.  Factory aged in DR.  I’m not saying I don’t like this cigar, I’m simply saying I could easily make something better than this, but it won’t have the age and the story… so here it is… Classique! A 10 year aged Dominican cigar with an Ecuadorian Connecticut shade wrapper.  The king of classic blends.  Why would this be sitting around for 10 years?  Well, take a look at that wrapper… it’s not the golden color you expect a Connecticut to be.  It probably did not color match and got put to the side and forgotten about.  This concludes another legendary find by the Privada Cigar Hunter Squad!

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Body: Canned peaches, maplewood.
Foot: Peach and tobacco, golden raisin, slight iced tea, slight maplewood.
Cold Draw: Dried apricot and honey.

Tasting Notes: On the first third, I get hay, honey, almond, maplewood, earth, white pepper, and as with all truly aged cigars, a list of nuances you could possibly be reminded of but none strong enough to mention without really making you think I have lost my mind lol.  For instance, I’m starting to be reminded of the peaches: canned peaches to be exact, that I found on a few of the body samples.  Also some dried herbs, but faint.  Rosemary, again very faint.  And just a slight hint of tangerine.  Maybe a little powdered sugar or even a frosting made with powdered sugar.  The second third brings in more powdered sugar, cream, the hint of candied dried oranges, and dry maplewood.  The smoke is dry and full of tannins, yet creamy in texture.  You are left with an after effect of what cinnamon does to the mouth.  The final third brings in vanilla, dry maplewood, and warm spices that make me think of a pie from the fall season.  There’s also cream as well as a rich caramel.  The end of the cigar leaves me with a musty mushroom.

Pairing Notes: Chocolate toffee covered almonds.  Canned peaches.  Powdered doughtnut.  Funnel Cake.  Cream Soda.  Coffee, light and sweet.  Champagne.  Wheated bourbon.  Red wine.  Pancakes with maple syrup.  Cream of mushroom soup.  Caramel candies.

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1 review for Classique Aged 10+ Years

  1. Christopher Jackson (verified owner)

    The 10 year age on this cigar is amazing. For those looking for the “old Privada” nostalgia this is your stick. Flavors were rich and distinct and present until the nub. I paired it with some champagne to celebrate the first warm Saturday of spring. Definitely grab a couple for your stash!

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