La Boheme by Boutique Blends
The La Bohéme by Boutique Blends cigar was introduced to the marked at the 2014 International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers (IPCPR) trade show. I was the first cigar of the first cigar being launched in the Boutique Blends line. Boutique Blends was previously known by the name Oliveros Cigars. La Bohéme is produced at Tabacalera La Palma (Jochi Blanco) in the Dominican Republic. It is composed of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and Dominican binder and filler. La Bohéme comes in several vitolas:
Mimi: 3 1/2 x 46
Pittore: 5 1/8 x 52
Poeta: 5 3/4 x 54
Musico: 6 1/4 x 60
Because of the blend profile, I would expect a spicy cigar with hints of musty and some amount of Dominican twang. We will see how I make out with my prediction.
The cigar has a dark wrapper with little sheen and aroma’s of tobaccos. That’s it. After clipping the tip I am greeted with a snug draw which I wasn’t to happy to experience. I light it up and the Ecuadorian habano wrapper immediately makes her presence known. The cigar yields essence of red and black pepper which quickly coats my entire mouth. This is quickly follow with notes of white pepper and honey. The La Bohéme starts with a very long finish. I am not one who likes a super spicy cigar. The reason I like this one is that it is not all strength and pepper. It is smooth, spicy with a touch of sweetness and cedar.
Unfortunately, the sample that I was smoking was slightly over-packed and that affected the draw. It was tight and I really couldn’t get the smoke output that I wanted. Fortunately, the La Bohéme continued to be a great tasting smoke all the way to the end. The price was around $11.00 for sample I smoked.
My rating on this cigar