The Crux Du Connoisseur line was introduced back in 2015, at the IPCPR in New Orleans and consists of the No. 1 (38x192mm), No. 2 (38x166mm) and No. 3 (35x143mm). They are sold in ten-count wooden boxes and are produced at the Plasencia Factory, in Nicaragua.
Some of you might draw the similarities to some discontinued Cuban cigars, namely the Partagas Serie du Connaisseur, which had the identical three sizes.
The cigars are rolled in a oily Colorado shaded wrapper, that is smooth to the touch. Construction is flawless.
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Size: 38 x 166 mm (6.5″)
- Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Filler: Honduras
- Price: $9 | € –
Crux Du Connoisseur No. 2: the cold draw reveals notes of sweet wood and nuts. Once lit, the cigar opens with a mix of wood and white pepper.
Overall, the Crux Du Connoisseur No. 2 is a complex and nuanced smoke, with a broad flavor profile. The size showcases all the positive aspects that a small ring gauge can provide. Pair this with a great construction and you have one hell of a smoking experience.