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Top 5 Cigars with Cedar Notes

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Shane K.

Cedar is one of the most common cigar tasting notes you’ll encounter in cigar descriptions. Cedar falls into the Wood & Vegetal section of our flavor wheel when we’re classifying cigar flavors. Cedar is the type of wood most cigar boxes and humidors are made from because it reacts positively with moisture, encourages aging, and acts as a natural beetle repellent. Spanish cedar, in particular, is considered the best wood for humidors. And, many cigars are wrapped in a thin cedar sleeve before they’re packed in their boxes. The traditional way to light a handmade cigar is with a cedar spill. If you’re like a lot of aficionados, you find the smell and taste of cedar appealing, and here are five excellent cigars to smoke that offer notes of cedar.

1. Ashton Classic

A golden-blond Connecticut Shade wrapper embraces a mild and creamy blend of premium Dominican long-fillers assembled by legendary cigar-maker Carlito Fuente. Ashton Classic has been the foundation of the world-renowned Ashton portfolio for nearly four decades. Mellow notes of cedar, coffee bean, cashew, and almond mingle in one of bestselling mild cigars in the world. Savor this iconic smoke in several sizes, and taste why you can find it in every premium cigar store around the world.

Strength: Mild
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

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2. La Aroma de Cuba Pasión

The La Aroma de Cuba brand includes some of the best Nicaraguan cigars ever created, and Pasión is one of the latest masterpieces to emerge from award-winning cigar-maker Jose ‘Pepin’ Garcia. The cigar’s oily Shade Grown wrapper is cultivated in the unique microclimate of Namanji, a region eighteen miles east of Estelí, Nicaragua, where the Garcia family owns a special 300-acres estate. Much of the land is dedicated to Shade Grown wrapper crops, and their resulting flavor is unmistakable. Complex notes of leather, cedar, cashew, and molasses converge with a luscious backbone.

Strength: Medium-Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

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3. Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente (Natural)

Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente is considered one of greatest mild Dominican cigars you can buy, and it’s been a bedrock blend in the renowned Fuente portfolio for years. This classic cigar consists of smooth and silky Dominican long-fillers tucked under a glistening Connecticut Shade wrapper blended by Carlito Fuente. Nutty and creamy notes of coffee bean and cedar layer the palate in every puff. Chateau Fuente cigars are wrapped in elegant cedar sleeves that impart even more flavor as the cigars age.

Strength: Mild
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

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4. San Cristobal Revelation

San Cristobal Revelation is one of the most versatile Nicaraguan cigars produced today. An oily Ecuador Sumatra wrapper conceals a balanced blend of premium Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos created by Pepin Garcia in several popular sizes. Brilliant notes of cocoa, cinnamon, and cedar meld with ample hints of smoked almond and black pepper before a medium-bodied finish. Revelation is a superb example of why the San Cristobal brand is home to several top-rated Nicaraguan smokes.

Strength: Medium
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra

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5. Padrón 1964 Anniversary

The prestigious reputation of Padrón cigars needs little introduction, and Padrón 1964 Anniversary is an excellent place to taste high-end cigars characterized by a strong cedar flavor. Notes of cocoa, cayenne, cinnamon, and black pepper complete a 97-rated profile that’s routinely ranked in the ‘Top 10 Cigars of the Year’ in Cigar Aficionado. A hearty Nicaraguan wrapper leaf hugs a marvelous blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers matured to perfection. Smoke the most famous box-pressed cigars in the world when you fire up a Padrón 1964 Anniversary.

Strength: Full
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaraguan

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