Steve Saka, maker of the La Sobremesa brand, introduced the line during the IPCPR 2015. The Elegantes en Cedor was a line extension introduced a year later, together with the Short Churchill. As the name suggests, the cigar is wrapped in a cedar sleeve.
The blend detail are: Ecuador La Meca Habano # 1 Rosado as wrapper, binder is a Mexican Matacapan Negro de Temporal. The filler is a mix of Gk Condega C-SG Seco, Pueblo Nuevo Criollo, La Joya Esteli C-98 Viso, ASP Esteli Hybrid Ligero (all Nicaraguan leaves) and Pennsylvania Broadleaf Ligero (USA).
• Country of Origin: Nicaragua
• Size: 50 x 178 mm (7″)
• Wrapper: Ecuador
• Binder: Mexico
• Filler: Nicaragua, USA
• Price: 12€
The wrapper is oily and of a Maduro shade. Well constructed and to the touch it doesn’t present any flaws.
La Sobremesa Elegantes en Cedro: rich hints of cocoa are present on the cold draw. The opening gives off intense notes of incense.
The first third brings hot spices and black pepper to the palate, joined by an abundant balsamic note. Strength is medium – full (4.5/5).
The second third alternates earth, cocoa and incense. In some puffs appear nuances of honey. Black pepper remains the protagonist in the background. Strength increases becoming full (5/5).
In the final third, the smoke becomes sweet. Now appear notes of nuts (mainly almond) paired with the omnipresent incense, that characterizes this brand.
Overall, the La Sobremesa Elegantes en Cedro releases a creamy smoke, satisfying coupled with a strong persistence. The balance, despite the strength level, is impeccable.