‘The smell of Cuba, my love!’ announces an ornate band with an image of a gorgeous dark-haired beauty on it. The cigar is a darker cigar, and one that may not grab your attention in a larger humidor, but if you’re looking for something darker being offered by the people at Ashton cigars, you are going to want to give this cigar a try.
Made in Nicaragua by Don Pepin Garcia for distribution by Ashton. Gently and lovingly hand-rolled at their location in Esteli, Nicaragua, these cigars combine a dark Maduro wrapper from San Andres with medium to full-bodied tobaccos from Nicaragua, these cigars are a real treat, and as with almost everything Don Pepin Garcia touches, they are cigars that are well worth a sample.
The Mi Amor Valentino is the sixty ring gauge version, the only one that is not a box-pressed cigar, is a fantastic smoke without having to worry about the soft square design you get out of so many box presses. Basically, if you don’t like to smoke box-pressed cigars, but you still want to try a Mi Amor, the Valentino is the one for you. When cut and lit, the cigar exudes notes of dark chocolate, spice (which is common with Don Pepin Garcia’s cigars), and a rich and untainted coffee. It’s the kind of cigar that would go well with a dessert, or the kind of cigar that could be a dessert all of its own. If you’re looking for a dark cigar with full body and full flavor, this is the cigar that you should look to.