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Most "peppery" tobacco

snowboardin58

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What is the most "peppery" tobacco available to us anyone here can recall off hand? By peppery, I mean that black pepper you get from Pepin's cigars, or lots of Nicaraguan puros in the past decade-and-a-half (AJF, Viaje).

For me, it was the WLT Esteli Ligero. The current WLT Condega ligero is superb; not as peppery, but still bold and strong. I'd also say the batch of Corojo ligero I received a year ago was peppery in a different way.

Any other ones to throw out there? I realize not all of us have been through the entire catalog, not to mention consistency-per-SKU varies. I thought maybe I'd get some insight before my next order!
 

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The only cigar tobaccos that I would actually consider "peppery" are Costa Rican Iztepeque 589, Tabasqueño Prieto and Chichicaste. Nobody sells it. You'll have to grow it.

Bob
 

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What is the most "peppery" tobacco available to us anyone here can recall off hand? By peppery, I mean that black pepper you get from Pepin's cigars, or lots of Nicaraguan puros in the past decade-and-a-half (AJF, Viaje).

For me, it was the WLT Esteli Ligero. The current WLT Condega ligero is superb; not as peppery, but still bold and strong. I'd also say the batch of Corojo ligero I received a year ago was peppery in a different way.

Any other ones to throw out there? I realize not all of us have been through the entire catalog, not to mention consistency-per-SKU varies. I thought maybe I'd get some insight before my next order!
I'd say the current Nica habano, aka Condega, viso. When did WLT sell Esteli leaf? (Not in the last 5 years, I know that, but I wonder how long before that).
 

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I'd say the current Nica habano, aka Condega, viso. When did WLT sell Esteli leaf? (Not in the last 5 years, I know that, but I wonder how long before that).
Perhaps it was still the Condega, but it was labeled as Esteli until recently. So maybe it's from the same source. Either way, super tasty! The ligero I received several times last year was certainly peppery (to me). My most recent shipment was less "peppery," but has a richer, fuller flavor that I love.
 

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Perhaps it was still the Condega, but it was labeled as Esteli until recently. So maybe it's from the same source. Either way, super tasty! The ligero I received several times last year was certainly peppery (to me). My most recent shipment was less "peppery," but has a richer, fuller flavor that I love.
Oh, okay. I guess I'm just spacing that it used to be labeled Esteli.
 

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Condega is in the state of Esteli. The distance between the towns of Condega and Esteli is about the same as my drive to the local Walmart.

Bob
 

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I remember your previous post on this topic. What I didn't remember was seeing the word Esteli used on any packaging or website descriptions of the WLT "Nicaraguan Habano." He said it was labeled as Esteli until recently and I take his word as my memory ain't what it was back when I was 55.
 
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