Cohiba brings to mind the beautiful tobaccos of Cuba, which have since been squandered under the hands of ill-prepared and poorly-educated leadership from the Communist party; a name that is steeped in the lore of tobacco and cigars from Cuba. The history of Cohiba cigars in Cuba actually begins after Fidel Castro took power, but these cigars, much as they may look like Cohibas from Cuba, are not from Cuba, but rather from the Dominican Republic.
That being said, these legal Cohibas are still a delicious treat, and the Blue line may be the best that they have on the market right now. Certainly, it is my favorite of the Cohibas I have had from the Dominican Republic. If you like cigars at all, you will want to try all the Cohiba lines, so that you can make your own decision about which is the best and which is the one you wouldn’t want to buy again, but I will say this much for them; they’re as good as the Cuban Cohiba I had when I was travelling.
This Cohiba Blue begins with an Olancho San Agustin wrapper, into which are placed fine fillers from Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. The cigar is a medium-bodied one, with a hint of sweetness and notes of earth, cream, leather, and a bit of cinnamon.
If you’re looking to try out a Cohiba, this is likely to be easier on your wallet than importing one from Cuba, and you can find Cohiba blues in most cigar shops and online cigar shops.