The Day Off (Robusto) Aged 5 Years, Made at La Zona (Espinosa)

(1 customer review)

$11.00

5×52
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Rosado, Sungrown Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Fillers: Nicaraguan and Dominican

6 years ago a multi-millionaire who since became much richer started a cigar company and made some of those cigars at the La Zona factory owned by Erik Espinosa of Espinosa cigars. According to Erik, this gentleman spared no expense making these cigars. They used very expensive Rosado wrappers from Ecuador and great fillers and binders as well. Erik was very proud of the work he did with this brand, but in the end, the brand sold and is now defunct. This is around the time we started Privada. With the word of this brand closing doors I started my hunt. I called the sales reps, the manufacturer and even the owner. On all fronts, I was told the dead stock product will not be for sale. This is before I met Erik Espinosa. A few years later I’m with Erik and I remind him that I once tried to contact him about these cigars, and to my surprise he grins and tells me he still might have about 5k of the toro and 6k of the Robusto, and he needs to get rid of them already as they have been taking up too much space in his aging rooms. That, my friends, is what happens when you let people like us with real passion into an industry like cigars. Let us relish these rare moments where fate takes over and we benefit from it. Enjoy this aged Nicaraguan cigar as your first cigar of the day, please!

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Tasting Notes: The body has an aroma of sweet caramel and leather. There is leather and sweet, natural tobacco off the foot. The draw sees an abundance of dried fruit like figs and more of that rich, natural tobacco. In the first third, I get freshly brewed coffee, caramel, moments of vanilla bean, cream, hazelnut, and chocolate syrup, along with black pepper, and an outstanding retrohale of black pepper and toasted nuts that are reminiscent of macadamia. Incredible start! Creamy smoke and layers of flavors on this one! The second third starts out even creamier and I get this phantom flavor of coconut cream. This is one of those cigars where I taste both vanilla and chocolate at various moments sort of like a swirl. I get additional notes of wheat crackers, wood, chestnuts, and toasted walnuts on the retrohale. The final third gives me bolder notes of almond, charred cedar, and roasted coffee bean. Chocolate, caramel, toasted almonds, hazelnut, and more! Wow is this a flavor bomb!

Pairing Notes: Hazelnut coffee, mocha cappuccino, amber lagers, bourbon on the rocks, after coconut cream pie or chocolate ice cream, with caramel chews candy, with dried dates, or almond joy candy. Vanilla sandwich cookies or Oreos. Try after a full breakfast with sausage or bacon. After pancakes or waffles.

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1 review for The Day Off (Robusto) Aged 5 Years, Made at La Zona (Espinosa)

  1. Alejandro Ortiz (verified owner)

    Every single draw was a pleasure and flavorful.do not judge this one by the band 🙂

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