December 10, 2011

Casa Magna Colorado Belicoso

Casa Magna Colorado Belicoso (6 1/4x54)

The Casa Magna represents the ultimate collaboration between two cigar legends, Manuel Quesada of the Fonseca enterprise and Nestor Plasencia. Nestor’s farms produced the Nicaraguan puro leaves used in the construction of this very new cigar introduced to the world in 2008. The Nicaraguan filler is embraced by a very special Cuban-seeded Colorado Ligero wrapper also grown in Nicaragua.

Casa Magna means great house. It is a Nicaraguan Puro. Casa Magna cigars are rolled in Nestor Plascencia's Segovia factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. Made with an oily Colorado wrapper and blended with Nicaraguan fillers and binder.

Casa Magna cigars are available at Cigars Direct.

The cigar has a beautiful reddish brown wrapper. Upon cutting the cap I gave it a test draw and it was effortless. I was a little concerned since the cigar is so dense.

(Because of time restrictions there is no video review.)

The first draws were heavy, sweet cinnamon and cedar with hints of citrus and almond with nice pepper. The finish was one of sweet vanilla.

About 3/4 inch in, where normally a cigar settles down into it's main flavors, this cigar remained one of heavy sweet cinnamon and cedar mainly. There are notes of coffee, vanilla and almond also. The hints of citrus are gone for now. We'll see if they return. The finish is still vanilla but now there are light almond notes.

At the 1 1/2 inch point the coffee notes are much stronger. They mix well with the cinnamon notes which are still the main flavor. There is still sweet vanilla and some roasted almond notes. The pepper is good but not heavy. The finish remains the same; vanilla and light almond notes.

At the midpoint the cigar has really not changed. I guess you could say it's consistent. For a Nicaraguan I'm a little surprised at the heavy cinnamon and cedar but it's a pleasing flavor.

The cigar all along has shown hints of becoming very rich but it just hasn't quite reached it. Oh, it's quite sweet but not fully rich. Here, with about 2 1/2 inches left the cigar show signs of ruby port flavors. These are just hints at this point and I'm curious is they will develop further.

The finish continues to be a very sweet vanilla with light almond notes. The cigar is full bodied.

As the cigar wound down it remained one of heavy, sweet cinnamon and cedar. The ruby port notes are still very faint and do not appear to be getting any stronger. There are still vanilla and almond notes but they are subtle. The pepper has really not changed and remains good but not overly strong. If you like cigars with lots of cinnamon and cedar notes you'll love this cigar.

Score: 90

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