CASA MAGNA No. 1 Cigar of the 2000 century.

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The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2008.

Casa Magna Colorado Robusto

( Available in all size )

Manuel Quesada has been making cigars since 1974. His original cigars were mild bodied, most of them a blend of Dominican filler and binder tobaccos cloaked with light Connecticut-seed wrappers. His latest endeavors are bolder, more vibrant smokes. The Casa Magna is his greatest innovation. He joined forces with Nicaragua’s largest grower of cigar tobacco, Nestor Plasencia, and created this blend in Plasencia’s Segovia Cigar factory. The line of five cigars saw first light in the summer at an industry trade show and the entire brand was initially reviewed in the August 26 Cigar Insider. Standing above the other sizes was the robusto, a stubby cigar with a bold heart of Cuban-seed tobacco, all of it grown in two very different regions of Nicaragua: tobacco from Estelí (the area where most Nicaraguan cigars are produced) tends to be strong, while that grown in Jalapa, to the north, is typically more balanced and elegant. Together they combine to create a full-flavored cigar, full of rich coffee notes and balanced by a cedary sweetness with a hint of raisins.

MADE BY: Segovia Cigars (Nestor Plasencia)
FACTORY LOCATION: Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Nicaragua
BINDER: Nicaragua
FILLER: Nicaragua
RING GAUGE: 52
LENGTH: 5 1/2″
RATING: 93

REVIEWS: When the Casa Magna Colorado Robusto was named top cigar of the year for 2008 by Cigar Aficionado, many cigar smokers were asking ‘Casa What’? At the time, Casa Magna was just another new brand of cigars that many of us had never even heard about, let alone smoked. Now, thanks to CA, a good number of cigar smokers know that Casa Magna cigars are Nicaraguan puros made by Manuel Quesada and Nestor Plasencia, and that these cigars are both surprisingly affordable and legal in the U.S. These are qualities that are not always the norm for a cigar rated number one by Cigar Aficionado Magazine.

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