The packaging and branding on the La Zona 10 Year Anniversary aren’t what you’d typically expect to see on a celebratory release. The stripped-down boxes and bands are a throwback to the factory’s beginnings, and it’s a look that fits the frank and humble character of owner Erik Espinosa perfectly.
A lush flavor experience wrapped in a rare Brazilian Escuro Alto leaf, the La Zona 10 Year Anniversary was created in tribute to the famous Nicaraguan factory’s first decade of delicious accomplishments. Filling out the blend is a careful selection of Nicaraguan binder and filler leaves, including a nice dose of the tasty but hard-to-grow pelo de oro tobaccos. The resulting smoke is medium-bodied and unmistakably flavor-forward, offering rich elements of pepper, cedar, pumpkin seed, and a natural subtle sweetness.
Only 300 boxes of this special release were produced, and based on the rabid fan base the Espinosa brand has grown over the years, they won’t last long. Grab yours at a slick discount now.