Tastefully tapered at both ends and usually a bit chubby in the middle, the Perfecto cigar shape dates back to at least the early 1900s. This ornamental cigar style adds eye-catching appeal to any blend, dressing fine tobacco combinations in timeless elegance. While this extravagant shape is certainly a bit old-timey in essence, some of the best Perfecto cigars the world has ever seen are currently in production. Here are a few examples of exceptional modern-day Perfectos that deserve your attention.
Crafted by cigar star AJ Fernandez and his tobacco-genius father Ismael, the Enclave uses a Habano Rosado wrapper grown in Ecuador over a spicy-sweet Cameroon binder to hold its smooth mix of Piloto Cubano and select Nicaraguan long-fillers. This silky and strong smoke has been rated as high as 92 for its dense delivery of sweet and rich flavors with cedar, pepper, and cocoa bean notes.
Combining the Oliva Serie O’s juicy all-Nicaraguan tobacco recipe with a classic Perfecto vitola was a genius move – this medium-bodied gem provides an effortless and eventful smoke from start to finish. Serving up a balanced bouquet of woody, toasty, and creamy tasting notes, these masterfully-crafted puros are as classically rich in flavor as they are pleasing to the eye.
To commemorate the CAO company’s 30-year anniversary, the L’Anniversaire Cameroon is expertly rolled in toothy Cameroon and filled out with the finest of Nicaraguan tobaccos. This handsome little 4 x 48 bomber is lively in taste with nutty, sweet, and spicy tones that match its festive format perfectly.
It’s almost too classy. When the prestigious Davidoff Aniversario brings its creamy complexity to a beautifully-constructed Short Perfecto format, the resulting cigar is one for the record books, offering a cool-burning concentration of its deep flavors. Touches of chocolate, spices, and citrus over a smooth, woody base make the Davidoff Aniversario Short Perfecto a smoke you won’t soon forget.