Flores y Rodriguez
Connecticut Valley Reserve Azul by Flores y Rodriguez

Vitola: Gran Toro
Length: 6.0
Gauge: 54

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Rosado
Binder: Nicaraguan Jalapa, Esteli
Filler: Dominican Corojo, Condegan Criollo ’98 (Nicaragua)
Factory: PDR Cigars Factory
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: CigarPage.com
Date Purchased: February 21, 2019
Price: $3.50
Date Smoked: July 24, 2019
Quantity: 10

Connecticut Valley Reserve Azul by Flores y Rodriguez

Azul, Connecticut Broadleaf Rosado, Connecticut Valley Reserve, Dominican Republic, Flores y Rodriguez, PDR CigarsI’m still exploring the potential of the Flores Y Rodriguez Connecticut Valley Reserve Azul.

A snip and a cut and a very open draw of white smoke with mild herbal and pepper flavors come at me. This is a different experience than I’m used to via the more richer and deeper tobacco flavors I’ve been smoking lately. I thought the Connecticut Broadleaf Rosado wrapper would offer more of a flavor punch… maybe next time.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable cigar with its effortless draw and volumes of smoke. I have more to try down the road… Stay Tuned.

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As a recent cigar fan of the hard to find PDR Cigars, Flores y Rodriguez Connecticut Valley Reserve (Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro), I was quick to purchase some of the PDR Flores y Rodriguez Connecticut Valley Azul (Connecticut Broadleaf Rosado).

A snip and a cut and my cold draw delivers faint barnyard and some light baking spices. Once lit, solid earthy tobacco and black coffee with some light spices on the back of my tongue from a perfect draw. The retrohale hasn’t delivered any spice… we’ll see.

At the second third, coffee has evolved to espresso and dark chocolate and pepper have joined the party. The retrohale is still mild with spice.

I’m enjoying this deep rich cigar. I’m glad I have more to enjoy in the TupperDor.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Mild/Medium
Finish: Short
Value: Fair
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Earthy: 2
Fruit: 1
Pepper: 1