The Tabacos Baez is named after the town of Baez in Cuba where José ‘Don Pepin’ Garcia was born. There are two series, the SF and the H. The series SF is a sandwich cigar but as far as I know, the series H, a Nicaraguan puro with a Habano wrapper, is a longfiller. The series SF is avaible on the Dutch market but the series H isn’t. I saw these cigars at the El Rey de Los Habanos factory in Miami and I bought a few of the 5×50 robusto called the Famosos.
The milk chocolate brown wrapper has one thin vein. The construction feels good but I don’t smell anything from the cigar. The predraw is fine but the predraw doesn’t really have a flavor.
I taste a herbal coffee and wood. After half an inch the main flavor is wood with some herbs and something mild sweet.
After a third I taste dry wood, herbs and some burned walnut. The flavors don’t change for a while. Halfway the flavors slowly change to herbs and an earthy flavor. After two thirds the cigar takes a turn for the worst and becomes nasty.
This cigar lasted me for an hour. The draw is good and I got a lot of smoke. The pepper and salt colored ash is firm and the burn is good. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
Would I buy this cigar again? No I didn’t like it at all, the series SF is much better.
Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 5 / 10