2010 ER Juan Lopez Seleccion No 4

Because I haven’t smoked this cigar yet, I’m not really sure I can call this a cigar review…. Maybe more of a show and tell…. Well…… Bring and brag might be more suitable..The big problem I have is one of lack of patience regarding my need to let this cigar age versus my need to smoke it right away.  The last Juan Lopez ER I smoked was back in 2008, the 2006 Juan Lopez Obus ER from France.  That was a Piramides I picked up from Trevor at “The Vancouver Cigar Company” and after 2 years of aging, was a very special cigar indeed.

This 6.1 inch, 52 ring gauge torpedo looks and feels like the French cousin and I have to admit, I’m going to have a tough time holding on to it for a while.  I guess I could always smoke it, then go pick up a few more and let them sleep.

The Juan Lopez brand was started in Cuba in 1876 by Juan Lopez Diaz, using tobacco from the Vuelta Abajo.  Special care is used in their construction and their medium to strong flavors are complex with subtle notes of beans, woods and leather.  People who smoke these are usually very devoted to the brand and some smoke Juan Lopez cigars exclusively.

A big favorite of mine is the Juan Lopez Seleccion No 2, a Robusto that has a pleasant “Old School” Havana taste that reminds me of sitting in Havana taverns with Salsa music played by a lively band.