CLE is another one of those companies that has a very familiar story to anyone who enjoys cigars. They were a company that is made up of people who once produced cigars in Cuba, they made great cigars, the communists came and it became impossible for them to ply their trade. They escaped, came to the Americas, and now we get to enjoy the products that they make.
CLE makes a lot of great lines, and has a lot of interesting collaboration with other groups (such as the collaboration that has formed Asylum cigars). However, the most important thing to note is that they make quality cigars, and they have been doing so for quite some time. Early on, they had a string of very well-received cigars as they moved out of being a local boutique cigar maker and into being a national cigar brand.
This cigar is made in Nicaragua, as are most of the cigars that they produce, and they are made with quality ingredients, to be sure. In this case, the Prieto begins with a dark, flavorful Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper, which is then filled with Nicaraguan long-filler tobacco. The cigar tastes of coffee and chocolate throughout, with a lingering note of chocolate when all is said and done, and if you’re looking for a dark and delicious cigar, then this is the one that you’re going to want to be looking at.