It’s truly a unique thing when a cigar company first starts and even more unique when that company gives us the first opportunity to try out their brand. “Acosta Cigars [was] conceived when an unlikely meeting between a Cuban Master Blender and Colombian cigar enthusiast happened over the love of the leaf. For Delvis Leiva, growing up in Cuba was the perfect opportunity to master the art of rolling cigars, while understanding the delicate and rich properties of a tobacco leaf. Yezid Acosta has always been on a constant quest for the perfect taste, aroma, and experience. Now it has been decided that it is time to make the perfect blend. Working closely with farms in Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic, we can bring you hand-rolled premium blends for your enjoying pleasure. Each cigar is hand-rolled using premium tobacco and traditional Cuban methods.”
Currently they have the La Lujuria available with a Puro coming soon. “LA LUJURIA” is Spanish for “LUST”. In this case, it refers to a passionate desire for that perfect cigar experience. La Lujuria is hand-rolled using only the finest blend of Nicaraguan tobacco, with a Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper aged to perfection and merges beautifully.
The maduro wrapper is deep brown in color and a touch lighter in color near the slightly noticeable veins. It has a powdery finish with some toothieness to it. The seams are tight and the construction feels good and dense with little give when pressure is applied.
The smell reminds me of coffee, leather , cedar and hay. The notes form the foot are similar. The cap cuts fin with no damage caused to the wrapper. The cold draw is a bit on the firm side. I find the flavors to be sweat and creamy with smooth tobacco.
In the first half of this cigar I noticed a lot of spice and pepper. It’s a solid flavor that opens up the palate. I tend to smoke on the fast side so the draw is a touch tight for me however, once I slow down and try not to pull so hard on each draw it becomes manageable. The burn line remains even and it provides enough light weighted enjoyable smoke to fill the room.
In the second half the spices remain but that sweat cream that was noticed in the cold draw becomes present giving the cigar a nice smooth profile to its flavor. The cigar continues to burn evenly with no touchups required for the entire session and the smoke production remains more than satisfactory.
For someone who normally finishes a cigar in about 45 minutes to maybe an hour this La Lujuria lasted me nearly two. Coming in at 6 1/2″ and a 56 ring gauge this thing is a slow smoking cigar making it well worth the price of $15.00 a cigar. They currently can be found through Acosta Cigars website Acostacigars.com so go check it out and pick up a fiver, you won’t be mad about it.
Wrapper – Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder – Nicaraguan (Jalapa)
Filler – Nicaraguan (Jalapa & Estelí)
Price: $15.00 a stick available in 5 packs or by the box.
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 pints