BLESSED LEAF SHEKINAH is a full-bodied, medium-strength 5.5×48 robusto-extra. Wrapper is a pristine 9-year-aged Corojo 99 claro leaf. Binder and filler tobaccos will remain a closely guarded secret…but they are all between 5-12 years aged!
First light smoothly cascades across the palate. Rich flavors of espresso, heavy whipping cream, cane sugar, and vanilla ice cream. Hints of toasted almonds, leather, and black peppercorn follow immediately. The finish is clean adding a rich cocoa note. The retrohale brings a warm cinnamon burn.
As it progresses, waffle cone, cedar wood, and brown sugar emerge. Additional hints of cashew, black tea, and white oak appear.
Halfway, the blend gets even smoother and “rounder” as the age of the tobacco starts to be tasted. Very creamy butter, clove, and licorice come to the fore. White chocolate, coffee beans, custard, and maple. Absolutely phenomenal!
The last third everything intensifies and crescendos! Big blasts of dark chocolate, aged leather, frosting, and nutmeg appear. Waves of graham cracker, cardamom, cinnamon stick, and honey. The cigar stays cool and the burn is a razor’s edge all the way to the lip-burning nub! Incredible cigar!
BLESSED LEAF SHEKINAH is–in our opinion–the crown jewel of all the Blessed Leaf releases so far! Decadent and rich. Smooth and sultry. It’s completely magnificent!
Total Production: 495