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Best Earthy Tasting Cigars

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Shane K.

When we characterize the tasting notes of many premium cigars, you’ll notice recurring terms like coffee beans, leather, black pepper, and earth. Flavors such as earth and leather are common but less palpable because they don’t refer to foods or beverages we consume. High-quality tobacco is often grown in nutrient-rich volcanic soil. As a result, the tobacco will impart an earthy taste after it has been cultivated, harvested, fermented, aged, and rolled into a cigar.

Earthy is a desirable characteristic in a premium cigar. Foods considered earthy include potatoes, mushrooms, beets, turnips, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, green beans, and black beans. Cigars do not expressly reflect the taste of root vegetables. However, earthiness indicates balance and richness in a cigar. Here’s a list of the top earthy cigars you can buy today.

#1 - Ashton VSG

Since its debut in 1999, Ashton VSG has set the bar for cigars that are strong and balanced. Carlito Fuente blends an oily Ecuador Sumatra wrapper leaf fermented to perfection over a premium aged recipe of Dominican binder and filler tobaccos. Tasting notes of cedar, leather, and earth emerge with a hint of nuts and spices in a dense and creamy smoke. The 94-rated cigars has been featured in Cigar Aficionado’s ‘Top 10 Cigars of the Year’ on numerous occasions.

Strength: Full
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra

Ashton VSG

#2 - San Cristobal

Award-winning cigar-maker Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia blends San Cristobal from a hearty, well-aged combination of premium Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos beneath a dark and lustrous Ecuador Habano Oscuro wrapper leaf. Bold notes of hickory, cedar, black pepper, and dark chocolate arrive in an especially earthy profile. A meaty, lingering finish displays amazing finesse.

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Oscuro

San Cristobal

#3 - Padron 1926 Series

Padron 1926 Series is handmade in a sought-after collection of box-pressed shapes. The blend is drafted from a recipe of premium Nicaraguan interior tobaccos and a glistening Nicaraguan wrapper leaf, all of which are aged for a minimum of eight years. Tasting notes of earth, leather, pepper, cinnamon, and cocoa resonate with silky but substantial aroma in a 97-rated classic.

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Padron 1926 Series

#4 - My Father La Opulencia

In 2018, My Father La Opulencia scored 95 points and ‘#2 Cigar of the Year’ honors in Cigar Aficionado. A medium-brown San Andrés wrapper leaf encapsulates a vigorous core of Nicaragua long-fillers. Beefy, earthy notes of oak, nougat, chocolate, and espresso beans buttress a smooth and complex finish. The blend is handcrafted in a series of traditional box-pressed shapes and popular bigger ring gauges.

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: San Andres Oscuro

My Father La Opulencia

#5 - Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro

Among Rocky Patel’s most acclaimed cigars is Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro. The blend was rated 95 points and ranked as the ‘#2 Cigar of the Year’ in Cigar Aficionado for 2016. A glimmering Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper conceals a sweet and earthy core of Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos. Notes of nuts, dark chocolate, maple, and coffee beans layer the palate with luscious balance and lead to a sweet and lingering aftertaste.

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf

Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro

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