In 1884 Angel La Madrid Cuesta, a young Spanish immigrant, opened a small cigar factory. He was soon accompanied by Peregrino Rey, and the Cuesta-Rey brand was born. Originally made in Cuba and the official cigar of Spain’s King Alfonso XIII, the Cuesta-Rey cigars are now being skillfully handmade by the famous Tabacalera A. Fuente in the Dominican Republic.
Offering 3 unique blends: the Cuesta-Rey Centenario, Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino and the Cuesta-Rey Cabinet Collection, each one uses only the finest aged Dominican long-fillers for the binders and fillers, and for the wrappers they use either a U.S. Connecticut shade natural wrapper, Connecticut Broadleaf for the maduro cigars, sun grown wrappers (for the Centro Fino), or Cameroon wrappers. We focus our attention to the U.S.A. Connecticut shade natural wrappers for this review. With a well-earned 90 rating from Cigar Aficionado for their Cuesta-Rey Centenario Pyramid #9 cigar, you can rest assured that with each Cuesta-Rey cigar you are smoking an exceptional quality cigar with flawless construction.
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Flavor: Mild to Medium
Wrapper: U.S.A. Connecticut Shade Natural
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
The Cuesta-Rey cigars hail from the Dominican Republic and incorporate a 5-year aged 100% Dominican longfiller and a U.S.A. Connecticut shade natural wrapper which rounds out these cigars and makes them an exquisite mild to medium and an always smooth smoke. Upon your first inhale expect to taste a slight toastiness, a creamy almond and woody core, with slight hints of coffee, marshmallows and spice tucked away in the background.
Each Cuesta-Rey cigar is packaged in a beautiful and aromatic cedar-lined cabinet. Every time you light up a Cuesta-Rey Centenario, a Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino or a Cuesta-Rey Cabinet you will always have a pleasant smoking experience with a solid core, a creamy base and one very elegant cigar.
Cabinet #1: 8 1/2 x 52
Cabinet #1884: 6 3/4 x 44
Cabinet #2: 7 x 36
Cabinet #47: 4 3/4 x 52
Cabinet #95: 6 1/4 x 42
Cabinet It’s a Boy Caravelle: 6 1/4 x 34
Cabinet It’s a Girl Caravelle: 6 1/4 x 34
Centro Fino Robusto #7: 4 1/2 x 50
Centro Fino Belicoso #11: 4 7/8 x 50
Centro Fino Cortez: 5 1/2 x 48
Centenario Aristocrat Tube: 7 1/4 x 48
Centenario Cameo Tins 10s: 4 1/4 x 32
Centenario Toro #60: 6 x 50
Centenario No. 5 Tins 3s: 5 1/2 x 43
Centenario Pyramid #9: 6 1/4 x 52
Centenario Pyramid #9 5-Pack: 6 1/4 x 52
Centenario Riviera: 7 x 35
Centenario Tuscany: 5 x 50
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