A Complete Guide to La Palina Cigars

A resurrected cigar brand originally introduced in the late 1800s, La Palina has established itself as one of the premier names in the modern era of premium cigars. With a long roster of exceptional tobacco blends to suit all tastes, each La Palina cigar is crafted with amazing attention to detail and immaculate consistency for a true luxury experience. Browse our full selection of the greatest La Palina cigars and add some of this celebrated brand’s unique charm to your humidor today.

La Palina Black Label

W – Brazil

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Strength: Full

Origin: Dominican Republic

Showcasing luscious ligeros from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic under a dark and dignified Brazilian Bahiano wrapper, the ultra-bold La Palina Black cigar is powerful, yet balanced in deeply satisfying flavor. Commanding tones of cocoa, espresso, dried fruit, sweet oak, and more reveal themselves over the course of a slow, full-bodied burn with copious rich character.

La Palina Blue Label

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

A Honduran-heavy blend that’s smooth in earthy complexity, the La Palina Blue Label is medium in body and unapologetic in full, resplendent flavor. Rolled using a chocolate-hued Honduran wrapper over a Honduran binder and a lavish mix of Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers, the La Palina Blue Label offers beautifully-rounded flavor with hints of spice and citrus for an unparalleled premium experience.

La Palina Bronze Label

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

Handcrafted at Nestor Plasencia’s factory in El Paraiso, La Palina Bronze Label cigars combine rich Honduran wrapper, binder, and filler tobaccos with just the right amount of fine Nicaraguan filler leaves to bring you a uniquely-bold smoke. Crisp cedar, cocoa powder, black pepper, and earth await you in the Bronze Label’s exciting and generous tasting profile.

La Palina Classic Connecticut

W – Ecuador

B – Dominican Republic

F – Dominican Republic, Nicaragua

Strength: Mellow-Medium

Origin: Honduras

An outstanding elegant take on the classic creaminess of Connecticut wrapper leaves, the La Palina Classic Connecticut shines with an inviting golden-brown glow. Inside its opulent Ecuadorian top-leaf, Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos align to deliver a smooth succession of cedar, leather, and caramel tasting notes to engulf the palate in smoky ecstasy.

La Palina Classic Maduro

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

La Palina’s Classic Maduro gets its good looks and hearty profile from a chocolate brown Honduran maduro wrapper that holds a slick combination of Honduran, Dominican, and Nicaraguan long leaves. The resulting smoke serves up a symphony of fresh black pepper, Cuban coffee, cocoa bean, and salted earth for a rich and rewarding flavor experience with a balanced medium body.

La Palina Classic Natural

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Strength: Medium-full

Origin: Dominican Republic

A “natural” choice for fans of fine and flavorful cigars, the La Palina Classic Natural twists a Honduran Habano Oscuro wrapper leaf around a precise mix of Honduran, Dominican, and Nicaraguan tobaccos to create its silky progression of harmonious flavors. An earthy profile with tones of caramel, hazelnut, and spice unfolds while this medium-full-bodied blend burns slowly and evenly every time.

La Palina Classic Rosado

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Dominican Republic, Honduras, & Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Dominican Republic

Leather, spice, sweet cedar, and rich coffee collide in the La Palina Classic Rosado’s flush, full-bodied profile. Wrapping a flawless Honduran Rosado wrapper leaf over a Honduran binder and a 3-nation filler blend from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, & Nicaragua, this savory gem exudes pleasure in every rounded draw.

La Palina El Ano 1896 Oscuro

W – Mexico

B – Dominican Republic

F – Dominican Republic

Strength: Full

Origin: Dominican Republic

Paying homage to the birth year of La Palina cigars, the El Ano 1896 is a brilliantly nuanced offering that tastes like a celebration. With full strength to match its aggressive flavor, this Oscuro-wrapped heavy hitter relays hearty notes of deep earth, bold espresso, cocoa powder, walnut, subtle pepper, and hints of smoky leather to satiate even the most demanding of palates.

La Palina El Diario

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

Sweet and spicy with a refined ensemble of compatible tasting notes, the La Palina El Diario is a striking medium-bodied example of the company’s tobacco mastery. Rolled using a special recipe of aged tobaccos including a Honduran Corojo 99 rosado wrapper, double Honduran Criollo 98 binders, and a balanced blend of Nicaraguan Corojo 99 and Honduran Criollo 98 filler leaves, this medium-bodied blend is graceful in delivery of its flavors of smooth earth, cocoa powder, light pepper, and baking spices.

La Palina Goldie

W – Honduras

B – Honduras

F – Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Honduras

The greatest pride of the La Palina portfolio, the Goldie is an ultra-premium cigar released annually in small quantities. Finished with the finest Ecuadorian Habano wrappers, the Goldie holds a supremely well-composed blend of Ecuadorian binder and filler leaves from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua beneath its regal exterior. With formidable full strength, the elegant Goldie showers the palate with smooth, nutty, and sweet flavors highlighted by hints of spice and leather.

*availability subject to annual releases

La Palina Illumination

W – Ecuador

B – Ecuador

F – Dominican Republic, Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: United States

A ligero-laden version of the brand’s best-selling Goldie blend, the La Palina Illumination delivers big creamy and woody taste for an outstanding go-to smoke. With its oily Habano wrapper covering an Ecuadorian binder and select fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, the Illumination will light up your palate with gorgeous tones of pepper, cashew, and sweet honey.

La Palina Mr. Sam

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: United States

Handmade at El Titan de Bronze in Miami, Mr. Sam pays homage to La Palina brand founder Sam Paley with sophisticated taste and a complex array of flavors. Wrapping a dark Ecuadorian Habano leaf around an all-Nicaraguan interior blend, Mr. Sam parlays its hearty tobacco recipe into a riveting array of woody, pepper, sweet, and well-balanced tasting notes.

La Palina Nicaragua Connecticut

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

The team at La Palina joined forces with star blender AJ Fernandez for their first-ever Nicaraguan-made cigar: the La Palina Nicaragua Connecticut. Crafted at AJ’s factory in Esteli using an all-Nicaraguan interior blend under an Ecuadorian-grown Connecticut leaf, this medium-bodied stunner unleashes a creamy succession of wood, earth, coffee, pepper, roasted nut, and honey tasting notes over the course of its even, eventful, and gratifying burn.

La Palina Nicaragua Oscuro

W – Ecuador

B – Nicaragua

F – Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

Origin: Nicaragua

Combining an oily, chocolate-brown Ecuadorian Oscuro wrapper with potent and flavorful Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, the La Palina Nicaragua Oscuro conjures up smooth and heavy notes of dark chocolate, leather, and oak with many tasty nuances. Masterfully balanced in full flavor and crafted with precision at Tabacalera Fernandez in Esteli, these gorgeously presented slow-burners will not disappoint.

La Palina Red Label

W – Ecuador

B – Ecuador

F – Dominican Republic, Nicaragua

Strength: Mellow-medium

Origin: Dominican Republic

Uniting an Ecuador binder with Nicaraguan and Dominican long leaves beneath a shimmering Ecuador Habana wrapper, La Palina Red Label cigars convey a complex array of dense flavors one wouldn’t typically expect from a mellow-medium-bodied cigar. Woody and creamy with subtleties of sweetness and spice, the Red Label is a top-shelf offering made with small-batch finesse at PDR Cigars in the Dominican Republic.

La Palina Silver Label

W – Honduras

B – Costa Rica

F – Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua

Strength: Full

Origin: Honduras

Ultra-smooth in delivery of its bold, full flavor, the Silver Label might be the strongest cigar ever to wear the La Palina name. Comprised of a hearty Honduran wrapper hugging a Costa Rican binder and filler tobaccos from Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua, this powerful smoke serves up a toasty blast of rich flavor in each draw, offering layered notes of earth, marshmallow, raisin, hints of charred oak and cocoa.

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