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Foundation Cigars - Olmec Claro - Robusto - Box of 12 Cigars

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The Heart Lands of the Olmecs is the tropical lowlands of modern-day Mexican states of Veracruz, Tabasco, and San Andres Tuxtla. Today, this is the same region that grows some of the finest San Andres Negro wrapper tobacco. This seed variety is considered one of the oldest seed varieties in the world. Olmec cigars contain the finest Nicaraguan fill tobaccos from the Esteli and Jalapa valleys. After Fermentation, these filler tobaccos are bale aged for three years before arriving on the production floor.

The San Andres Negro wrapper tobacco comes from the rich volcanic soil of the land of the Olmecs. It is fermented slowly at low temperatures to preserve the natural oils that give flavour, which is the technique Nicholas Melillo developed when he originally introduced the San Andres leaf to premium cigars in the early 2000s. The blend is a true masterpiece in the storied stables of Nicholas Melillo – light to medium in body, exceptionally well balanced and notably refined, whilst using that San Andres in a way that differs to almost all other uses on the market. These qualities have led to the Olmec being a seriously sought after cigar, consistently selling out in shops worldwide and being honoured as Cigar Snob Cigar Of The Year and on 2023’s Cigar Afficionado Top 25.

A truly befitting homage to the Olmec – the original cigar smokers.


- Light To Medium in body

- White pepper and charred oak smoothly transition in to nutmeg, cacao and light espresso tones. A malty grain runs throughout, with hints of minerals and an earthy, leathery finish.


Wrapper – San Andres Negro Binder – Nicaragua
Filler – Nicaragua




Length - 5"
Ring Gauge - 50



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