In our previous blog on Regius cigars we looked at the history of the company and the black label range. In this blog we will be focussing on the highly elusive, oh so exclusive Regius Connecticut range that has just hit our shelves.
A range of five different vitolas are available:
Corona, Robusto, Grandido, Toro & Gran Toro.
The first thing that one notices upon inspection is the striking difference of the wrapper leaf when compared to the black label range.
Here we have a light golden, sandy coloured wrapper leaf (represented by the bright, honey yellow box they are contained within) grown in the Talanga Valley, Honduras. Many cigars use Connecticut wrapper leaf grown in Ecuador. Unfortunately, it is often sighted as being flavourless and bland. This is not the case here.
The Talanga Valley’s rich soil imbues this leaf with aromatic notes of nuts, toast and floral tones. When combined with the rich Nicaraguan filler within, the result is a medium-bodied smoke (albeit slightly lighter than the Black Label range) that is distinctive in its composition.
Prelight, when smelling the foot of a Regius: Connecticut (no matter the vitola) one can ascertain they are in for a treat. A spectrum of scents from hay, wood and maple, to name but a few, tickle the nose (and imagination). The cold draw elaborates upon these by hinting at roasted beans, molasses and other transient tones.
Once lit the Connecticut will burn at a slow and steady pace thanks to its great construction. All Regius cigars are rolled by skilled torcedores at the famous Plasencia factory. When smoking the white ash immediately informs you of its unadulterated heritage. A spicy kick of white pepper quickly tempers to bloom into a pleasant, mellow blend of salted caramel, grass and cereal (among others).
The Regius Connecticut range, due to its smooth and laid back nature is suitable for cigar smokers of all experience levels. The Pipe Shop Ltd. is one of few limited suppliers selected to stock these terrific cigars.