This week we are photographing and reviewing the La Palina Goldie Laguito No.2 – one of the latest releases from La Palina stable. Produced at the El Titan de Bronze factory in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, the entire collection of Goldie has been rolled in the Laguito No. 2 vitola (hence the name) by master roller Maria Sierra.

La Palina Goldie Laguito No.2 press release:
Goldie Drell Paley, the namesake of our brand, was the wife of Sam Paley, who in 1896 founded La Palina Cigars. To celebrate the history, contributions and accomplishments of women in the cigar industry, we are proud to release the La Palina Collection Goldie. e Goldie is a limited 1000 box release. Produced at the El Titan de Bronze factory in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, the Goldie is made under the supervision of owner Sandy Cobas. The entire collection has been rolled in the Laguito No. 2 vitola (6×38) by master roller Maria Sierra. Maria is one of the ?rst women trained to roll cigars in Cuba. Her historic 32 year career at Villa El Laguito began July 22, 1967. Maria is a 95 rated, category 9 roller trained by Fidel Castro’s personal roller Eduardo Rivera Irizarri, as well as Avelino Lara, the creator of the legendary Cohiba blend. Each cigar is ?nished in the traditional Laguito style with a fan cap, exclusively taught to rollers at Villa El Laguito. e Goldie is blended with the prized Medio Tiempo leaf, found on only 10% of tobacco plants. The La Palina Collection Goldie embodies the tradition, expertise, and passion of women in the cigar industry.

Visually, the La Palina Goldie Laguito No.2 screams elegance. Smooth, light brown wrapper, well blended seams, visible veins, triple cap, traditional yet striking band and last but surely not least, exotic fan cap. The draw was superb from the very beginning to the very end. In the flavor department: slightly spicy finish, hints of nuttiness, woodiness. Toward the end, noticeable increase in spice and pepper on the tongue. A very apparent fruity flavor lingering in the mouth throughout the cigar. Considering vitola size, insanely strong and very light ash in the first half. That firm ash begin to flake starting in the second half. Good amount of smoke as depicted below. Near perfect burn line throughout.

Personally, the La Palina Goldie Laguito No.2 has it all a smoker would want. Approachable vitola size, great presentation, fantastic construction and burn, complex flavors which start on the medium plus and go up to full, creamy texture, etc … accolades continue. If you think this is not for you b/c of the shade of the wrapper, the size, the presentation, you are doing yourself a disservice. Seek out La Palina Goldie Laguito No.2. You will not regret it.

Country of Origin: USA (El Titan de Bronze)
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
Length: 6″ Ring: 38

Construction > Excellent
Burn > Excellent
Enjoy > Yes
Recommend > Absolutely !

Buy >Absolutely !

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