La Hermandad by Primer Mundo
La Hermandad is a new release from Primer Mundo Cigar Company and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pre-release sample! La Hermandad was launched at the IPCPR show in early August, but this sample predates that and I thought it was about time to give it a go.
Sean Williams, President of Primer Mundo Cigar Co. developed this new blend with the assistance of Abe Flores at PDR using Nicaraguan Filler and Binder and a Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper with the intention of creating a rich, full-bodied cigar with a dark palate of flavors. Let’s see how they did, shall we?
The dark, chocolaty brown wrapper is nearly seamless with small veins and an aroma of coffee with a slight floral character as well as a bit of a sour note. The foot gives off dusty chocolate, manure and wet leather. The cold draw has a musty, vegetable quality with a continuation of the leather from the foot while the wrapper is tangy on the lips. The construction is excellent, very uniform from head to foot, and firm with a nice heft.
At first light, the La Hermandad was a bit harsh with espresso and a sweet/tart, fruity note. The strength and body are quite full initially, mellowing slightly after the first half inch. The espresso morphed into a bittersweet dark chocolate and leather with the tartness hanging in as well through the first third.
The tartness faded along with the chocolate entering the second third, the leather became more prominent while an earthy tobacco crept in along with a slight saltiness. The smoke was voluminous and smooth while the body and strength remained full, the burn even and the dark ash held on well. Things went along pretty much the same the rest of the way with the tartness coming and going until the end.
The La Hermandad is not for the meek. I could easily imagine pairing this with a smoked porter or perhaps a dark Belgian ale at the end of the day. Overall, the La Hermandad was a pleasurable, full, fairly complex cigar which should find it’s way into quite a few of your humidors.