2011 Top Ten BCC Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill
Last week we highlighted the list created by Cigar Aficionado ranking the best smokes of 2011. Starting this week, we’re going to take you on a tour of each one so you can get to know them before you get a personal taste. Our goal is to help you find your favorite, even if you have to try them all.
At the top of the list was the Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill. The aesthetic appeal of this cigar is undeniable; Wrapped in an aged and fermented Honduran case, it is a dark auburn that echoes traditional Cuban sticks.
Uniquely, the Prensado series was developed around the Trojes dark wrapper leaf and used only Central American tobacco. The Honduran and Nicaraguan combination of the Prensado Churchill create a classic smoke with supple leather, chocolate and spicy notes. The smoke itself is exceptionally full-bodied, described by Cigar Aficionado as having “an abundance of strength and natural sweetness as well as a tremendous amount of complexity.”