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HVC Seleccíon No. 1

HVC Seleccíon No. 1

Regular price $180.00
Regular price $215.00 Sale price $180.00
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"It is with much pride that I launch this cigar, bringing back my Cuban roots and for the first time, being able to have it produced in my own factory."

- Reinier Lorenzo

The HVC Seleccíon No. 1 is the first cigar created in the new HVC factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. For his first factory-made made cigar Reinier chose Nicaraguan fillers from Estelí and Jalapa, held together by a gorgeous brown Ecuador Habano wrapper.

Cigar Dojo

Would I Smoke This Cigar Again? I have and I will. The HVC Selección No. 1 is the best regular-production HVC project in some time (since the HVC Serie A, perhaps), which is saying quite a lot for this boutique-minded company that shows absolutely no signs of slowing. I’ve only smoked this blend in the Esenciales format, and am looking forward to trying the others.

Stogie Press

The HVC Selección No. 1 Poderosos is a cigar that is not for the faint-hearted. It offers a smooth strength that gradually builds up while delivering enticing flavors and aromas from foot to nub. It strikes a perfect balance between flavor and strength, never sacrificing one for the other. The early notes of cocoa, oak, and sweetness are delightful, while the fruit notes in the second third gradually intensify. The final third delivers a pleasing almond note that lingers until the finish. This cigar is best enjoyed by experienced cigar enthusiasts and may be overwhelming for beginners. This is worth grabbing a fiver of and I rate this 92.


There's no category on our scoresheet that is designed to evaluate strength. It's not there because 99.99 percent of the time, it shouldn't matter. This is one of those rare times when it might matter. I enjoyed the flavors I tasted from the Selección No. 1, the construction was pretty good, but the strength made this uncomfortable to smoke. In this case, the score will be justified, but despite a decent score, I have little desire to smoke another Selección No. 1 anytime soon. 

Score: 88

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