When you open a box of the Alec Bradley Mundials, you can see from the dark wrapper and the white and blue label that this is something different, something delicious, something delectable, from the fine folks at Alec Bradley. Alec Bradley, of course, is a well-known cigar maker that, within the last twenty years, was almost an unknown entity in the cigar world, an entity that was spending their time making boutique cigars that would not see wide circulation. Now they’ve had a string of wins, including the 94 rated Tempus line and the lovely 96 rated Prensado, a box-pressed cigar that is just amazing.
Mundial means ‘global’ in a number of languages, and this cigar uses tobaccos from two different countries, both rich in ligero. To begin with, the filler comes from four distinct tobaccos, from Nicaragua and from Honduras. Then for the binder, they utilize two binders; again, one from Honduras, and one from Nicaragua’s loving soil. Finally, coming to you from the Trojes region of Honduras, the wrapper, a thing of beauty.
The cigar is fantastic and full-bodied and burning evenly. As for the taste, it has notes of spice, leather, and a bit of earth to it, and if you like darker cigars you will be very satisfied with the Alec Bradley Mundial in the Punta Lanza No.5 size.