Sometimes, great things come in otherwise nondescript packages. Like almost everything that you’ve ever ordered from Amazon.com, for example. But this is especially true with cigar boxes; the less ornate boxes can sometimes hide some of the most amazing cigars that you will ever get to smoke. So it is with the boxes containing La Gloria Cubana Serie R #5 Naturals; it’s a simple box, painted black, and with some lettering on it telling you what it is and who made it, plus the usual stickers forced up on us by the government.
The simple box and somewhat beautiful band hide the fact that these Serie R Naturals are amazing and delicious cigars, ones that can stand up any day of the week to the lines that were offered by La Gloria Cubana back when they were operating in Cuba. Their cigars are generally good in quality, but this is one of the better blends that they make, with full body and a flavor that can be described as robust and a bit zesty.
So what goes into making these amazing cigars? Quite a lot, to be sure. The most important aspect, though, is the filler tobacco from the Dominican Republic. It is aged for a few years longer than most tobaccos are, and then lovingly rolled into a wrapper that will leave you with a cigar with some coffee taste to it.
If you’re looking for a great cigar, and one that you can find without too much difficulty in your local cigar shop humidor or online with your favorite internet cigar shop, then the Serie R from La Gloria Cubana is a cigar that you will want to take a look at, and one that you will be happy to smoke again and again.