La Bohéme Pittore
2015

La Bohéme Pittore

Rank: 12
Rating: 94
Price: $11.94
Made By: Tabacalera La Palma S.A.
Factory Location: Dominican Republic
Dimensions: 5 1/8" by 52 ring gauge
Filler: Dom .Rep.
Binder: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Ecuador
Fans of the opera La Bohème have their favorite acts the way fans of the La Bohème cigar line have their favorite sizes. For us, the cigar that gave the finest performance was Pittore. In the opera, Pittore is Marcello the painter. But in the cigar world, Pittore is a memorable smoke made with well-aged tobaccos from the inventories of José "Jochy" Blanco in the Dominican Republic. The combination of Ecuadoran Habano wrapper and Cuban-seed tobaccos has all the dynamic range of an operatic performance, hitting baritone notes like earth and ripe fruit, all the way to bright soprano tones of spice, ending with a midrange nutty finish. For added romance, brand owner Rafael Nodal took the art from a discontinued vintage Cuban brand and repurposed it for La Bohème.