Quesada Jalapa Quick Take Review
Today’s ‘Quick Take’ review is on the upcoming Quesada Jalapa. As we reported earlier this summer (July 5, 2012) the Quesada Jalapa is a US specific version of the Quesada Espana, only with an experimental light tan shade grown claro wrapper from the Jalapa region in Nicaragua. Manuel Quesada purchased the small experimental crop (by Nestor Placencia) of a few hundred bales and the result is a deliciously smooth and flavorful smoke.
This cigar is in the mild-plus category and delivered consistent character to the very end. With notes of milk chocolate, leather, wood, and mild spice it was a treat to experience this soon to be released robusto. There was a growing and pleasant presence of cream and spice and the finish grew from mild to medium. While the draw was a bit tight, the ash was uniform and the flavor enjoyable to the very end. The Quesada Jalapa is a winning smoke in the ever increasing offerings of the upcoming months. If the consistency remains during full production this cigar will definitely have a place on the top shelf of my humidor.