San Cristobal cigars were once made in Cuba, but of course we can’t get Cuban cigars here in America (yet). The band of the cigar is almost strangely colorful, and maybe it’s just because I grew up in a family that really like his music, but all I can think of when I look at the band is Jimmy Buffet and his fans. However, the exciting and vibrant band does a good job of announcing an exciting and vibrant cigar, the San Cristobal Elegancia Grandioso.
The San Cristobal is a collaborative effort between Ashton and Don Pepin Garcia of My Father fame. Manufactured in Esteli, Nicaragua, the San Cristobal line is known for being full of flavor and medium in its body, but still with a touch of power to it to slowly entice a smoker into darker and more flavorful cigars. The tobacco is all Nicaraguan, sourced from the best growing areas around the My Father plantation, while the wrapper is a Blond Connecticut-seed wrapper that has been grown lovingly and carefully in Ecuador.
When you cut it and light up a San Cristobal Elegancia Grandioso, you can’t help but notice the creamy flavors from the wrapper along with the medium-bodied flavor of pepper that you will be enjoying. The flavor of the cigar stays generally consistent, providing you with a cigar that tastes just as good at the end as it did when you first lit it.
If you can find a box of this prized combination, which is usually limited in production, you will be well-served if you pick it up. A great anytime cigar, and a great cigar for helping to introduce friends to the more flavorful, medium bodied smokes on the market.