An excellent full-bodied smoke with generous rich flavor, the Cohiba XV has been flying just south of the radar in recent years.
Originally released in 2004 as a response to market demand for a stronger Cohiba cigar, the XV (“extra vigoroso”) showcases a sun-grown Sumatra wrapper that is tercio-aged for three years before rolling. This aging process works to tame the robust character of the wrapper leaf just enough to give it a smooth and refined quality to complement the flavorful Nicaraguan Ligero and Dominican Piloto Cubano Ligero fillers and three-year-old Connecticut Broadleaf binders that the XV is comprised of.
I know what you’re thinking – “sure, that sounds pretty fancy, but how does it taste?” You’ll be happy to hear that the Cohiba XV is loaded with earthy and nutty flavor with notes of milk chocolate, savory ground pepper, coffee, graham cracker, and more. It’s easy for an inexperienced smoker to fall in love with and even more rewarding to a veteran palate.
So why am I out here parading this blend around a full 16 years after its release? Because with the modern barrage of full-bodied cigars available it has somehow been relegated to “hidden gem” status. The XV has become increasingly hard to find. Those familiar with it might consider this a crime of sorts.
So I am happy to announce that we’re doing the unrivaled premium flavor of the Cohiba “Extra Vigoroso” some “justice” – it’s in stock now at the lowest price we can legally offer. Go ahead and stock up on the uniquely satisfying Cohiba XV cigars while you can. Just make sure you’ve got a little something on the stomach before you light up.