Cigar Aficionado

CLE Prieto 50x5
50 50
Tasting Note
Powerful first puffs of this robusto show a strong earthy and coffee character that mellows a bit to a sweet and nutty smoke. The draw and burn are even.
Body Medium-Full
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 5"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper U.S.A./Conn. Broadleaf
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Feb 01, 2017
Price $7.26
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Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2018 | Score: 92

It's tough to mention the name Christian Eiroa in the cigar world without thinking about the Camacho brand his family once owned, but Eiroa has done well for himself on his own, most notably with the C.L.E. Prieto, a broadleaf-covered cigar made in Nicaragua. This may be a bit surprising to those familiar with Eiroa, but there isn't a single leaf of Honduran tobacco in the Prieto blend. Recall that, along with his father, Julio, Eiroa put Honduran Corojo-seed tobacco on the map. Then again, who's to say he can't expand outside his comfort zone? The C.L.E. Prieto is one of the few cigars on this list with a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. It's rolled up with Nicaraguan tobaccos and tidily box-pressed into the 50×5, a robusto of exquisite character.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale