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Crowned Heads has released Las Calaveras Edición Limitada (EL) 2020, the seventh installment of the annual series that pays homage to the Year of the Dead, will return on July 1st.
Las Calaveras was first launched in 2014 and has been an annual release. Las Calaveras pays homage to those who have passed away over the past year. As opposed to being a mournful symbol, it is intended to be a celebration of those lives and remembrances of those who are no longer with us. As with most of the previous blends, the bands of each release of Las Calaveras have contained the initials of four deceased individuals.
First introduced in 2014, the limited-edition Las Calaveras was created as a yearly tribute to those who have passed away the previous year and is intended to be a celebration of life, focusing on happy memories rather than the pain and sadness of loss. In commemoration, every release of Las Calaveras has four coins adorning the band featuring the initials of four individuals who have passed away in the last year.
For the third time and the second consecutive year, Las Calaveras EL 2020 consists of an Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro cover leaf and Nicaraguan binder and filler. The cigars will be released in four sizes: LC48 (5 1/2 x 48), LC52 (5 x 52), LC56 (6 x 56), and Torpedo (6 1/8 x 52). The Torpedo will be available as a part of a four-count sampler featuring one of each of the Las Calaveras EL 2020 sizes. The LC48, LC52, and LC56 will be available in 24-count boxes. Production is handled by My Father Cigars in Estelí, Nicaragua – who has produced every release of Las Calaveras to date.
A total of 1,000 boxes of each size and 500 samplers have been produced.
Blend and Origin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Factory: My Father Cigars SA
LC48: 5 1/2 x 48
LC52: 5 x 52
LC56: 6 x 56 REVIEWED TODAY
Torpedo: 6 1/8 x 52 (Sampler only)
The cigar is quite dense feeling and has a nice feel in the hand.
The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were a cedar with some citrus influence, brown sugar, light caramel, leathery nutmeg, and black coffee. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2. A nice sweet, leathery start.
At the first third (32 minutes) the cigar is burning very evenly. The cigar has transitioned a little. I now have a little orange peel flavor. The leather is a somewhat subdued. The finish has some of the citrus and citrus peel, a touch of brown sugar, and nutmeg. There was a modest amount of lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied at this point. The front end lead flavor is now more of a citrus with cedar influence. They've switched places. The black coffee base is somewhat subtle. The cigar is quite enjoyable at this point. I rated the first third 94.
As I moved through the second third (1 hour 9 minutes) the nutmeg and leather notes have come out. They have risen along with the black coffee. As a result the sweeter notes have slightly decreased. The cigar is now medium to full bodied. The finish now has a little leather, citrus, and nutmeg. The flavor notes have not changed but their percentages have changed. I am still enjoying the cigar. I rated the second third 93.
The cigar lasted 1 hour 33 minutes. The final third went along just about like the second third with the elevated nutmeg and leather and lowered amounts of sweeter notes. The cigar reached full bodied. The finish is unchanged. I held the score of 93 for the final third. This is one of the better Las Calaveras cigars I've had. I enjoyed it.