Behind the Vegas de Santiago brand is Marc Niehaus, whose family emigrated from Switzerland to Costa Rica. The D8 line features a multi-country blend: an Ecuadorian Habano 2000 wrapper over an Ecuadorian Criollo binder. The filler is a composition of Costa Rican, Dominican and Peruvian tobaccos.
Aesthetically, the cigar is wrapped up in a Colorado leaf, silky to the touch. The filling is generous, and the overall construction is excellent. The foot is closed.
- Country of Origin: Costa Rica
- Size: 60 x 101 mm (4″)
- Wrapper: Ecuador
- Binder: Ecuador
- Filler: Costa Rica, Domincan Rep., Peru
- Price: $ – € 7
Vegas De Santiago D8 Emperador Corto: the cold draw reveals scents of black pepper and seasoned wood. The opening delivers sweet tobacco notes.
Overall, the Vegas De Santiago D8 Emperador Corto delivers a flavor profile that is a little on the rough side, with aromas that are not that balanced and with a spicy component that is a little overwhelming.