The illustrious legacy of Julio and Justo continues with the Aladino Sumatra, an enthralling venture into the world of Honduran-grown Sumatra tobacco. Stemming from their experimental endeavors that began in 2016, this blend marks a commendable showcase of their dedication to cultivating diverse, sometimes formidable tobacco varieties. The result? A cigar that embodies expertise, tradition, and innovation.
While the Aladino Sumatra pays homage to its predecessors with its traditional Aladino band and opulent presentation, the box design echoes a contemporary touch, signaling the involvement of the fourth generation. The absence of the iconic Aladino image inside the box is a noticeable departure, signifying a new chapter for the brand.
* Wrapper: Sumatra from JRE Tobacco Farm
* Binder & Filler: Undisclosed tobacco varieties, exclusively from JRE Tobacco Farm
* Country of Origin: Honduras
* Factory: Fabrica de Puros Aladino at Las Lomas Jamastran
Toro 52 x 6
From the first draw, the Aladino Sumatra asserts its uniqueness. This cigar is decidedly bolder, diverging from the regular Aladino lines. It’s evident that the Sumatra blend is designed for the seasoned smoker seeking something with more edge. Yet, its strength doesn’t compromise on balance.
A harmonious dance of flavors unravels with every puff. Prominent earthy undertones are gracefully punctuated by a semi-sweet richness reminiscent of baker’s chocolate. This cocoa sweetness is beautifully countered by hints of cedar, adding a refined woodiness to the palate. These flavors meld seamlessly, resulting in a smoke that is both complex and immensely satisfying.
The Aladino Sumatra is more than just a cigar; it’s a statement. It signifies the brand’s evolution while staying rooted in its rich history. For aficionados seeking a full-bodied experience without sacrificing finesse, the Sumatra emerges as a compelling choice. Available for pre-orders at PCA and set to grace humidors in October 2023, it’s an offering that beckons both Aladino loyalists and adventurous palates alike.