Despite being born of the great cigar boom of the ’90s, Perdomo Cigars operates in the manner of older, more established pillars of the premium cigar world. This includes complete vertical integration, rigid consistency throughout their portfolio, and patience when it comes to introducing a new smoking experience to the masses. Case in point, the Perdomo Estate Selección Vintage (aka ESV), a revamped brand from the company’s past that cigar enthusiasts would be forgiven for overlooking, being released in the late months of 2019 without hardly a word of notice (again, falling in line with the aforementioned pillars of the industry).

As with nearly all brands under the Perdomo name, the ESV arrived in three variants: Connecticut, Sun Grown, and Maduro. Each variety is box-pressed and features Cuban-seed Nicaraguan leaves throughout the binder and filler. While these traits are shared with nearly every cigar from Perdomo, the ESV sets itself apart through specificity, selecting only the top five percent of tobaccos from the Perdomo family’s Finca Natalie Farm in Estelí, Nicaragua (named after Nick Perdomo, Jr.’s daughter). In our experience, while each version offered exceedingly full flavor profiles, the ESV Maduro best exemplified Finca Natalie’s high-grade Nicaraguan character. Perdomo Estate Selección Vintage Maduro is medium-full to full in body and full in flavor from ignition, leaping across the palate with long-lasting flavors of baker’s cocoa, gardening soil, charred oak, brownie batter, and an irresistible cherry cola-like finish.

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Perdomo ESV Maduro Breakdown

  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan (Cuban-Seed)
  • Binder: Nicaraguan (Cuban-Seed)
  • Filler: Nicaraguan (Cuban-Seed)
  • Factory: Tabacalera Perdomo S.A. (Nicaragua)
  • Production: Regular Production
  • Vitolas: 5
  • Price: $12.00–$14.00 (MSRP)

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