For more than a decade, Olivas Cigar Family Patriarch Don Fidel has overseen some of the largest cigar operations in Nicaragua. With years of experience calling the shots at the same critically acclaimed factory that brings us Brickhouse and CAO cigars (among many others), to say that the man knows good cigars is a vast understatement, and San Rafael is his personal blend, now available for your private consumption.
San Rafael’s hearty Nicaraguan Habano wrapper leaf plays host to a beefy Habano binder and a smooth mix of well-aged filler tobaccos from Santo Domingo, DR, and Jalapa Valley, Nicaragua. Upon lighting, a 4-alarm pepper blast gets the senses wide open for the flood of fine flavor notes that follow. It’s all smooth sailing from there, with balanced tones of leather, sweet wood, rich cocoa and more comprising San Rafael’s dense, layered, and opulent tasting profile.
You’ve smoked all the rest, now smoke like the boss. Smoke: San Rafael.