Blended by the son of master cigar roller Don Pepin Garcia, Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial could be the best cigar currently coming out of the Pepin Garcia factory. Using traditional Cuban methods employed by Pepin enable his cigars to burn and combust perfectly, which in turn creates intense amounts of complexity followed by a smooth and enjoyably long finish.
Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial utilizes a dark, oily Broadleaf maduro wrapper balancing a rich blend of Nicaraguan long-fillers with tobaccos from some of the Garcia family's farms. It's on the fuller side, but smooth and layered with notes of espresso, pepper, earth, and cedar.
Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial received a well-deserved 90-point rating, noting: "Even though this dark, near-veinless robusto is solid to the touch, it draws wonderfully, leaving full-bodied notes of pepper, wine oak and coffee bean flavors on the palate."