Laranja Reserva Escuro by Espinosa

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The Breakdown
Vitola (Size)
Toro (6 x 52)
Price (USD)

The younger, lets say, half brother of the Original Laranja, the Laranja Reserva Escuro was introduced to the market in April of 2019, however it was teased late in the year in 2018. Because of its older brother's success, this cigar came with fanfair and much anticipation. Time to see what the hype was all about. 

Construction - It was clear pretty quickly that this cigar was built like a brick shit house. The Brazilian wrapper was nice and oily, and firm and thick to the touch, more so than other cigars we have seen that use a variation of a Brazilian wrapper. What commonality it did have to others was the slight marbling in color, which pops when you are browsing the shelves. The aesthetics of the cigar itself matched with the recognizable bands makes this an easy one to select. The only issue was with one cap peel that seems to be a result of faulty placement and adhesion. 

Burn - The burn on both samples smoked was paralleled and superb to say the least. Each cigar passed our hold test, and could have doubled up in time without any issue. Each sample exhausted tons of smoke and provided the perfect amount of draw resistance.  

Flavor - We both agree that Brazilian Mata Fina is great as a wrapper. Many blends have utilized this tobacco as a binder component for some time, but it’s utilization as a wrapper draws out a wonderful tangy brightness that you just don’t really get what other varietals. It’s balanced out nicely by rich nicaraguan fillers that make up the rest of this cigar. Its bitter (in a good way), woody, and provides a slight sweetness which gives you a complex, desirable, and complete profile. We couldn't help draw the noticeable similarities to the Drew Estate Brazilian Maduro. They are really strikingly similar in our opinion, which we will profess is not a bad thing. 

Highly recommended.


You will grab about $11.00 from your wallet to get your hands on this little diddy. Remember this is a 6 x 52, so you get a lot of tobacco, with some good flavor, and it should last you about 2 hours. In our book, that makes this cigar a good deal. I would also say if you are a novice smoker, don’t let the color fool you. this smoke  is smooth, flavorful, and worth trying especially if you are looking for a nice change up. 

Our Reviewers
Chris Allen
Cory Allen
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Espinosa Cigars is a premium cigar company committed to creating cigars of superior quality.  Our goal is to offer our customers, the right cigar for every moment, for every occasion and for every mood.

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