Get 1 Year of Cigar Aficionado for Just $24.95 + A Free Gift!

Zino Platinum Crown Series Limited-Edition Special Wrapper Chubby Especial
2007

Zino Platinum Crown Series Limited-Edition Special Wrapper Chubby Especial

Rank: 25
Rating: 91
Price: $35.00
Made By: OK Cigars Inc.
Factory Location: Dominican Republic
Dimensions: 5 7/8" by ring gauge
Filler: Dom. Rep., Peru
Binder: U.S.A./Conn. Shade
Wrapper: Nicaragua
The term “special wrapper” truly fits this corpulent and pricey Zino. The regular Chubby is crafted with a pale Connecticutseed wrapper, but these versions have rich chocolate-brown wrappers that lend a bolder flavor to the smoke. The construction of the cigar—overseen by Hendrik Kelner of Davidoff fame—is impeccable and eye-grabbing: the bulbous smoke is a full 61 ring gauge around the middle, tapering on each end, and measures 5 7/8 inches long. The taste is big on the wood with some pepper and other spices, along with a toasty, earthy finish combining for a full body.