Craft 2013 La Campaña de Panamá Soberana

Craft 2013 La Campaña de Panamá Soberana

 

 

 

 

 

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Skip Martin “While I was in Esteli, Esteban Disla and I completed a year-long effort to produce what we felt was manifestation of this commitment. La Campaña de Panamá Soberana is made completely by hand, without molds. In fact the only tool used in its production is a chaveta.

This blend and vitolla is our 2013 selection for CRAFT, the first in an ongoing series of annual limited edition cigars produced in this manner. CRAFT is what a limited edition cigar should be. Something exceptional, limited by the rare nature of the tobacco and the time-consuming nature of the process used to produce it. 

It has taken us almost three years, and a lifetime of experience prior to that, to get to where we are today. Thank you for your support. We hope you receive our new effort in the spirit it is intended, our love song to you, our brother’s of the leaf” CRAFT 2013 will consist of approximately 1000 10-Count boxes of unbanded La Campaña de Panamá Soberana.

Enjoyed during the Cigar Dojo Smoke Night Live with RoMa Craft guru Skip Martin. I wanted to smoke something special and had 2 La Campaña de Panamá Soberana’s CRAFT aging in my humidor. There was no better time to kick off the 3 day weekend then with something limited from the Fabrica de Tabacos Nica Sueño factory in Nicaragua.

A great time was had by all who joined in to some pretty funny moments with the questions asked by the Cigar Dojo forum. Listening to Skip talk was really an education in tobacco, as I will no longer use the term “boutique” when referring to cigars. His explanation made perfect sense.

He also described in great detail how the company purchases the tobacco used for the brands they produce. He also explains why some cigars will never be full production because they are created for certain sampler boxes and cigar events like the El Catador De Los Petite Coronas and de Los Gran Robustos. To see the full length interview click here

 

smokenightdojoSKIP MARTIN OF ROMACRAFT ON CIGAR DOJO “SMOKE NIGHT LIVE”

 

 

  • APPEARANCE 

 

Definitely the horn of plenty, the La Campaña de Panamá Soberana is quite impressive. Using tobacco that can be found in the CroMagnon, Aquitaine and Intemperance lines of cigars. The wrapper is the color of dark brown distressed leather with very slight seam and one notable vein.

With no band, the cigar has a rough closed foot that tapers to a petite rounded cap, four rings of Ecuadorian Connecticut and Brazilian Ariparaca circle the larger portion of the cigar. Oily and rustic, I was debating whether to smoke it or bronze it? But as they say “All Good Things” and this was the perfect time to smoke this work of art.

 

  • FIRST LIGHT

 

Upon first light flavors of black pepper are immediate. Nuances of leather and coffee were making appearances in the background with a woody peppery finish.

 

  • CRUISE CONTROL BURN

 

After cruise control burn flavors of damp earth and charred cedar are notable, nuances of bitter chocolate and black licorice appear with the core flavor of black pepper. Sweet notes of cocoa and burnt toffee were noted in-between draws with a strong peppery finish.

 

  • FINAL THIRD

 

The black pepper notes kicked into overdrive due to the tapered shape of the Vitola in the final duration. Strong flavors of leather, black pepper and charred cedar were up front in your face, still notable was the sweet flavor of muted cocoa, burnt toffee and espresso moving into the long and spicy finish.

Achieving a nub was almost impossible due to a burning sensation noted on the palate.

 

  • CONSTRUCTION/STRENGTH

 

Construction was good on the cigar. Ignition took a bit longer than usual due to the larger ring gage on the foot. The ash seemed to hold on the inner circle of the cigar with the outer portion being loose and flaky. The draw was wide open once the closed foot burned off.

This was definitely in the HIGH FULL bodied profile and was signature RoMa Craft taste. The background flavors balanced perfectly with the core flavor of black pepper and spice.

 



Cigars Purchased From: Cigar Federation Store

Cigars Smoked for Review: 1

Cigar Smoke Rate: 9-10

Size: 5 x 46/60

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano, Ecuadorian Connecticut and Brazilian Ariparaca

Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf

Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican and Cameroon

Toar Campbell

Toar Campbell

Love of all things cigars, craft beer, Stouts, IPA's (any beer). Follow me on Untappd @Toar Campbell. Writer, reviewer, founder cigarsmoke.net
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