Every cigar maker out there would sell his soul for a Cigar Aficionado magazine 93 rating. It’s the rarest of the rare in cigar rating achievement. Ernie Carrillo’s La Gloria Cubana Reserve Figurados, however, richly deserve this recognition. This fantastic new puro was recognized by Cigar Aficionado in 2005 as the sixth best cigar of the year. That puts La Gloria’s Reserve Figurado in the category of the best of the best.
Such is the reward for Ernie’s labor of love with his La Gloria line. Procuring the finest examples of Dominican and Nicaraguan long fillers, he double and triple fermented the tobaccos, nursing them ever so carefully until he brought them to their peak of flavor potential. Ernie even fabricated specially designed cedar chests for the aging of these fillers. The precise blending of these tobaccos is a stroke of genius and the mark of Ernie’s expert devotion to the craft. The addition of Nicaraguan binders and a lustrous Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper is the crowning achievement of La Gloria Cubana Reserve Figurados. The result? – 93, 93, 93!