The Casa Magna Extraordinario Colorado cigar was named Cigar of the Year by Cigar Aficionado in 2008. It is a Nicaraguan puro using leaves from both Esteli and the Jalapa Valley. The Robusto garnered an unbelievable rating of 93 points, which is made even more special given its LOW price tag. Created by two cigar industry superstars, Manuel Quesada and Nestor Plascencia, the Casa Magna certainly delivers in the bang for your buck department.
The Casa Magna Extraordinario Colorado features all Nicaraguan tobacco, but the precise winner here is the beautifully rustic red hued Colorado wrapper. It has a very earthy flavor profile which shifts on its own over the course of the cigar with highlights of creaminess, almond butter, sweet cherries, caramel, warm spices, cedar, and leathery notes all join the earthen profile. This Casa Magna has many nuanced flavor notes, and one needs to pay attention while smoking to taste them all.
Any cigar rated #1 by Cigar Aficionado is one that you should try but even more so when it is a stick that just about anyone can get his or her hands on. The Casa Magna Extraordinario Colorado is pretty much a sure thing.