“It’s an amazing cigar. It is the strongest, fullest body that I have blended. If it is not my best blend ever, it is in my very top two.”
– Jose Blanco
The story behind the Señorial is that of true passion. The final product took more than 30 test blends and seven months of relentless determination for Jose Blanco to deliver his highly anticipated release, Señorial. It is rolled using well-aged, (4 years) top-quality premium fillers from his cousin, Jochi Blanco’s farm Tabacalera Palma in Tamboril, Santiago on the Dominican Republic.
Señorial’s father, Jose Blanco introduced me to his darling during her release party at Sanj’s Smoke Shop in Bloomfield, New Jersey on June 6. I am very grateful for Mr. Blanco’s cordiality and gracious introduction, for I have not stopped thinking about Señorial since our meeting.
When we first met, Señorial greeted me wearing nothing more than her chocolate colored Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and an opulent band that featured a hand-crafted painting of an old street in the Colonial zone (Santo Domingo) of the Dominican Republic. I couldn’t help but notice the radiant glow of natural oils glistening off the flesh of her firm 5 ¼ x 52 frame. And, her flawless body boasted sexy little veins and near-invisible seams. She was a typical Blanco gal – beautiful, well-constructed and damn near irresistible.
Underneath her wrapper she was packing a binder from the Estelí region of Nicaragua and Dominican Piloto Cubano and Dominican Corojo fillers, aged four years under the watchful eye of Jochi Blanco. Her wrapper emitted an amorous perfume of rich, spicy tobacco that was absolutely intoxicating while her foot revealed similar, but more pungent notes.
After a little small talk, I discovered the rich history behind her name, Señorial. This exquisite paramour was named by her mother, Emma. Señorial is a humble derivative of the English word “lordly”, and is supposed to symbolize Jose Blanco’s years of experience.
Hmmmmm, sexy and illustrative, this Latina is perfect. I love a devious gal with a little mystique surrounding her character. It drastically elevates temptation for sure. Without further hesitation, I whipped out my cutter and gently snipped her cap before massaging her foot with a touch of warm butane. My stimulating foreplay got her fired up and primed for action.
Don’t let the coy exterior of this temptress fool you. Her girl-next-door appearance belies a gal full of flavor and strength. Upon our initial kiss, she immediately released a yelp of thick creamy smoke that filled the air with plumes of her sweet breathe that danced about. Her opening smooch was powerful and bold, a memorable moment that tasted of cedar and earth with sweet notes of molasses to compliment an intriguing blast of spice that coated my palate. It was not an overpowering spice by any means, but rather an affable passage to a rich, complex flavor profile that got better as the evening progressed.
Her long lingering finish was a sweet and spicy fusion that was to die for. It held strong on my palate and left me yearning for more between smooches.
As our desire for one another increased so did her flavors. This was where Señorial revealed her true personality of rich, complex flavors that screamed “WoW”. As I worked my way down her body during the second third of our affair, she started to release deafening screams of smoke that revealed an obvious attraction. Her flavors began to increase with each kiss. I continued to taste a rich earthy body that coupled harmoniously with a spicy sweetness that elevated my senses to a new level. Her extremely balanced flavor profile was truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
The final third of our night was amazing. We had a great close to a memorable evening together. Her flavor profile pretty much stayed the same but she started to reveal a little more spice as I approached the nub. She continued to greet my soft, methodical puffs with whispers of earth, spice and a subtle sweetness that totally captivated me. Señorial was full of strength by this time but she continued to produce much more flavor than strength. Señorial’s depth and rich character were like no other that I have experienced before. She was unique, bold and satisfying – the perfect blend. None of her flavors was overpowering the other.
As darkness started to fall and the nub was getting smaller and smaller, a sudden sadness blanketed my emotions. For I realized that I would soon have to bid farewell to one of the greatest cigars with whom I have ever kept company. My lips pressed firmly against her shoulder as I unwillingly said goodnight with my final puffs.
In conclusion, Señorial was an incredible cigar with a flavor profile unlike any other. It was indeed the perfect semblance of a maiden willing to satisfy her man. She did not disappoint by any means and lived up to the stellar reputation that Jose Blanco has manifested and continues to exhibit now with his own brand Las Cumbres Tabaco. This is not a cigar that I would recommend to first timers, however, but one that will be adored by experienced smokers who enjoy a full flavored smoke that is deep and rich in character.
Wrapper: Habano Ecuador
Binder: Esteli, Nicaragua
Filler: Dominican Piloto Cubano and Dominican Corojo
Price: USD $7-11