I got a couple classic bodies sent out for some custom artwork, which I am very excited for. Now I need to get some necks built, and I have a rare free midweek afternoon to do it. I grabbed a cigar that I haven’t seen getting a ton of attention on social media or forums I belong to, however I have heard great things from cigar media outlets. This Casa Magna Liga F was released in fall of 2021 as an extension to the Casa Magna line. As the F stands for “fuerte”, or “strong” in Spanish, this must be Quesada’s attempt at creating a full strength Casa Magna. I’m anxious to see what this cigar has to offer.
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacos de Exportación
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
Vitola: 5 x 54 Robusto
Price: $9.00 MSRP
Release Date: September 2021
Company Website: www.quesadacigars.com
I always like the Casa Magna bands. I think they’re classic and classy. The wrapper is very smooth and clean but the roll is a bit lumpy. This very dense cigar smells of earthy tobacco, spices, and cocoa. The cold draw is brighter fruit and coffee. First light is medium-full bodied smoke with very full flavors of toast, leather, spice, and some tannic wood. Quickly there’s some bitter coffee and citrus taking over the draw, but it’s holding the toast and spices. Halfway into the first third the profile has come down to about medium in flavor. There’s still some toast and coffee, but there’s almost a popcorn note coming in at moments. It’s subtle and quick. The retrohale is rich with cream, earth, spices and a bit of pepper. I have to do a small wrapper touch up for a lagging piece. Going into the second third the draw has taken on a nuttiness that lingers through the finish. The retrohale is showing some cocoa along with the cream and earth. Approaching the halfway point the performance has been great. The body is up to full and the draw still has coffee, nuts, and toast, but is now adding some soft citrus and cream. The retrohale has seen the cocoa and earth being swapped out by plenty of citrus and nuttiness. Entering the final third the flavor is back up to full and the tannic wood has returned. There’s a decent amount of pepper present now as well. Into the band point there’s a savory cream that joins the pepper and wood. The tannins have tapered back off. Coming to an end at an hour and 55 minutes the only change to profile was an increase in the cream. The performance remained flawless to the end.
Overall I thought this was a very good cigar. There was plenty of flavor throughout, without being overpowering to the palate. There were also a few transitions in profile and experience. The cigar started quite full with loads of toast, leather, baking spices, and wood. The middle of the cigar was more medium and nuanced with toast, coffee, earth, pepper, cream, nuttiness, and that fleeting popcorn note. The final third shifted back towards full with citrus, earth, pepper, and plenty of cream. The cigar also burned for quite awhile and performed great throughout. I did not really detect strength in this blend, so I would certainly recommend this cigar to anyone to try because I believe there is plenty here for any smoker.
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