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FRANK LLANEZA 1961

ORIGIN: Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Costa Rica/Ecuador BINDER: Nicaragua FILLER: Dominican Republic/Nicaragua
STRENGTH: Medium-Full
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Frank Llaneza 1961 cigars are handmade with the darkest Ecuador Criollo wrapper I have ever seen, and must have been selected one leaf at a time or fermented over and over and over. You people who know me, or have read some of my dribble over the years, know that I’ve always said that the difference between a two-dollar cigar and a 10-dollar cigar is eight dollars. Well, if there ever was such a thing as a 10-dollar cigar, this is it.

A while back, I asked Frank how he was able to get Ecuador wrappers so dark. He explained that he worked with the Oliva tobacco family of Tampa on this project, and decided that the only way to consistently produce a cigar with his own name on it (only the second time in his life that he had done that, the first being the El Rey del Mundo Flor de Llaneza—a cigar that I have always touted as possibly the best cigar in the world) was to make three brands simultaneously and sort the wrappers for color… and this brand is the darkest wrapped one of the three.

These cigars have Frank Llaneza's “Cubanesque,” heavier-bodied touch that made brands like Hoyo, Punch, Excalibur, El Rey del Mundo, and others into such mainstays of today’s premium-cigar business. A definite winner in the list of fine cigars crafted by the late Frank Llaneza.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
  A classic from a legend in the cigar business  
Submitted by WADE H.
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I preordered a box of these as soon as I found out about the introduction of these cigars created by master blender Frank Llaneza. I have been smoking them now in rotation for years. I just purchased a box in the weekly dutch auction. The bottom of the box has an April 2010 date. So they are well aged. If you enjoy a well made full flavored smoke, try these. They are available at a fraction of the price that they entered the market with.

  An Underrated Gem  
Submitted by JOSEPH C.
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This cigar is such a treasure. I have smoked it for several years and purchased a number of boxes of this truly fine cigar. The construction is exceptional and the flavors intense and multi-leveled. The blend contains some lovely aged leaves that offer intriguing cocoa nuances amongst the stronger earth elements indicative of its Nicaraguan origin. The price at JR makes this a no-brainer. Having smoked a good number of todays swanky and sought-after blends, I can honestly say that this cigar is an absolute steal. Frank may make it look easy to do, but this cigar is exceptional.



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EMS · 5.62 x 46
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$147.50 $81.13
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$177.50 $97.63
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EMS · 6.50 x 54
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Box of 25
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