Another warm weather day calls for another cigar review! This time we take a look at Reinado Cigar’s newest offering the C29.
The Good Stuff:
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Antonio Lam over at Reinado Cigars. Given his track record, we’re pretty excited to be taking a look at his newest creation, the C29. The cigar got its name from the 29 different iterations it took Antonio before he landed on a blend that he was happy about. While the blend is mostly kept under wraps, we do know the cigar features an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper and a lot of high-priming tobaccos. The C29 is a full production line that has just started to hit shelves. It’s offered in a single 5 x 52 format running $10 per cigar however you can purchase these now directly from Reinado here at $39.85 per 5-pack.
- Size: 5 x 52
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
- Binder: Undisclosed
- Filler: Undisclosed
- Body: Medium
- Strength: Medium
- Price: $10
The Reinado C29 starts out with a gorgeous light-brown/orangish wrapper which is stunningly consistent in color. The wrapper feels as an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper should, thin and brittle while the cigar as a whole is nicely packed with a good weight and not soft spots. There is some slight tooth and a good amount of oils coating the wrapper. There are some smaller veins and a good amount of natural webbing in the wrapper as it’s laid seamlessly over itself leading up to the cigar’s round, double-wrapped cap. The cigar is polished off with a simple, yet elegant black and white band with the Reinado crest on the front.
The wrapper on the Reinado C29 gives off a a good amount of honey and cedar aromas while the foot of the cigar is much more grainy with loads of earthiness and natural tobacco. The cap cut clean and easily using my Xikar XO double bladed cutter. The cold draw produces notes of black tea, honey, cashew and cedar.
The Reinado C29 starts out with a quick blast of black pepper which fades after the first few puffs allowing the cigar to release notes of black tea, pine, cashew, honey, cedar and earthiness. This cigar starts out with much more flavor than I expected. The draw is flawless and every little puff kicks out massive clouds of thick, white smoke while the cigar releases very little stationary smoke as it rests in my ashtray. The burn line is dead even and razor sharp leaving behind a tightly compacted trail of white and light gray ash which held on for an inch before falling into my ashtray.
Into the second third of the Reinado C29 and the flavors have been mostly consistent. Loads of black tea, pine and honey backed by cashew, cedar, earthiness and a nice dry vanilla. The retrohale is really smooth and really helps bring that vanilla out of the woodworks. The cigar is burning flawlessly and I close out the second third with nothing in terms of nicotine.
Now into the final third of the Reinado C29 and the cigar is still rocking. The flavor hasn’t changed up much, but there are no complaints about that as I really enjoy the profile Lots of black tea pine and honey over the cashew, vanilla, and cedar with a earthy finish. The cigar took me an hour and a half to smoke. I experienced no harshness, no extended heat, and no sap. I close out with really no nicotine kick either.
I believe I have smoked through the entire Reinado portfolio now and I have yet to encounter a cigar I didn’t enjoy. While most of Antonio’s blend fall in a more full-body arena the C29 fills the gap with a nice, subtle cigar with a medium body that still delivers on flavor. I find it hard to find a Connecticut-wrapped cigar that still keeps me entertained, and can count the amount of these blends on one hand, but may need the second hand to include the C29. This is a perfect addition to any cigar smoker’s regular rotation for those early days when you are looking for a cigar that will delivery, yet not knock you on your ass.