Quintessence is the fifth line within Ashton Cigars’ San Cristóbal brand and was preceded by the Revelation, Ovation, Elegancia and original San Cristóbal lines. (For legal reasons, the brand is marketed outside of the US as Paradiso.) Master blender José “Pepin” Garcia from Estelí, Nicaragua, has once again gone above and beyond and created a cigar that we consider the year’s best. Priced at USD $8.00 (EUR 7.40), it also earned our Best Buy rating. The Quintessence line includes four formats: Robusto, Epicure, Majestic and Belicoso.
Tasting notes: This perfectly rolled cigar is impressive in its sweetish coffee taste and dried fruit. The fruity notes come into their own wonderfully in the silky smoke. The light peppery spice is stimulating. Medium+.
#1 | San Cristóbal (Paradiso) Quintessence Robusto
Size: 140 x 19,8 | 5 1/2 x 50
Factory: My Father Cigars S.A.