I think the Reyes is the best example of a small cigar that is an accurate representation of the flavors offered by the larger sizes in the line. While they benefit from at least a year or two of age, the creamy, floral, woody and lightly spicy flavors I associate with the Fundadores are all present in abundance. Short, maybe too short, but for the money it is truly a solid representation of the brand.
I heard these needed age, but the first stick I smoked had 9 months box age on it. I have smoked 4 more from the box. The cigar is fantastic with subtle spice, very subtle floral and smooth tobacco notes. There is a smoothness to the smoke that is evidence for very high quality tabacco used. Long finish with espresso and sweet undertones. Great anytime of day, but great with coffee, with a clean palette.
By Alexander T. on 16 Sept. 2009 (Trinidad Reyes) :
These cigars have an attractive appearance. Pigtail caps. Cigar burns even and taste is creamy with notes of honey and tea. Just enough spice to make it interesting but not overwhelming. A bit more balanced than the Partagas shorts. This smoke is about an hour long. Buy some to keep on hand.
bought this as a single so no box code - sorry. i loved the flavour, was very pleasantly surprised. although it was quite a short smoke it crammed in lots of flavour, quite strong but not overpowering. if you've never tried these before, definately worth a couple of singles to see if you like them. i love them!!
I don't have much of a drive to the office so this does the trick really well. It has some great flavors of leather,earth,nuts and cream in a short package. You do need to leave them in the humidor for 2-3 years and you will be rewarded.