Diplomatico Bushidos ER Asia Pacific
- Cigar Reviewed: Diplomáticos Bushido Edición Regional Asia Pacifico 2014
- Country of Origin: Cuba
- Factory: Undisclosed
- Wrapper: Cuba
- Binder: Cuba
- Filler: Cuba
- Length: 7 1/4 Inches
- Ring Gauge: 50
- Vitola: 109
- Release Date: 2015
- Number of Cigars Released: 2,000 Boxes of 25 Cigars (50,000 Total Cigars)
- Number of Cigars Smoked For Review: 3
The Diplomáticos Bushido is as pretty of a cigar as I’ve seen in a while. It’s not the deepest color of red, but the wrapper has an incredibly consistent color with seemingly the right amount of oils. One thing that I notice about each sample is how cylindrical they are, seemingly a perfect circle. Aroma from the wrapper is medium-full with some cedar and lots of acidity. The foot smells like a typical Cuban: sweet with floral and cinnamon candy sweetness, though there’s a bit of a wet cardboard smell. It too is medium-full. The cold draw is very Cuban with a lot of those same flavors, now joined by pink lemonade and a very strong pepper flavor.
Two cigars start with some sweetness, a bit of a grassy flavor and some fried chicken skin. The third sample is more of a rye bread flavor with some super crisp earth. I should also point out, the third sample is nearly plugged, but more on that below. In the other two cigars, the flavor develops into a mixture of walnuts, burnt coffee and some sweet vanilla. Retroahles aren’t particularly great: mild amounts of pepper, lemon peel, toasty and herbal flavors. The flavor is full, but thin; body is medium-full and strength is medium-plus. Construction on those two cigars is impeccable, though it does seem like the cigar wants to be smoked much quicker than I’d actually like to smoke a cigar.
The Diplomaticos Bushido Cigar is a regional edition cigar from the Asia Pacific region. This Cuban cigar was produced to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first Japanese Samurai visiting Cuba.
It features a No.109 vitola – which is famous for its tapered head. It’s rare to find a recent cigar with this vitola nowadays! This Diplomaticos Cigar comes packaged in a decorative outer box which demonstrates its Pacific routes. The ornate black shell with gold foil really enhances the Samurai based history.
Much in keeping with the rest of the rest of the brand’s portfolio, you can expect exquisite flavours and premium-quality from the Bushido.