The Frank Llaneza 1961 line came out about two years ago. But it’s one of those cigars that doesn’t get enough coverage nowadays in the cigar press and blogosphere, so we decided to give it a taste in this week’s episode of Puff, Rotate and Review.
Llaneza died in 2010 (although some of the promotional material I’ve seen at some Websites doesn’t make that fact so clear). But he leaves behind a cigar that does his legacy proud.
The stick itself is impressive, too: a very, very dark Ecuadoran Criollo wrapper that gives way to a nice, medium-bodied smoke full of earthiness, with some cedar wood and a bit of leather tossed in.
As you’ll see in this week’s PR&R, a good stick at a price that doesn’t put it in that $10-plus category.
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What do you think about the Frank Llaneza 1961? Does it deserve a wider audience and more of a spotlight in the cigar world? Does it live up to the memory of its creator? Let us know in the comments section of this post.