Cigar Reveal #144
It's been our please to now have featured all three cigars in the Laranja Series by Erik Espinosa: the Laranja Reserva, Oscuro, and now with this, the Azulejo. using a dark Ecuadorian Sumtra wrapper, all-Nicaragua filler and a Brazilian binder, this is perhaps the strongest cigar we've featured in a blind tasting. And because of that, it's become a very polarizing cigar - some hate it and others love it - which is why we we're excited to feature it! While Halfwheel called it a disappointment, Cigar Dojo named it in their Top 10 Cigars of 2021. “This is a special cigar and I believe it is the perfect blend to join the Laranja family,” said Erik Espinosa. Though Espinosa has his own factory, the Azulejo was made at AJ Fernandez's San Lotano factory, and the name Azulejo comes from the shade of blue found on Portugal's famous glazed tiles (the same blue as the band).