Celebrated cigar-maker Jose “Pepin” Garcia embraces his remarkable talents as a world-class blender with San Cristobal Quintessence. Drawn from a luscious Ecuador Habano wrapper and the finest, premium aged binder and filler tobaccos grown on the Garcia family estates, Quintessence is patiently rolled in Pepin’s immaculate factory in Estelí, Nicaragua, in four classic formats. Captivating notes of molasses, coffee and black pepper intrigue the palate with a placid sweetness. Hints of dried fruit, figs and sugarcane gather in wonderful proportion to culminating spices. Cool, civil aromas emanate throughout a medium to full-bodied finish. San Cristobal Quintessence exemplifies Pepin’s rise to prominence with tasteful indulgence.
San Cristobal Quintessence: The splendor of the San Cristobal Quintessence Churchill is apparent to everyone, with Cigar Aficionado awarding it a 95 rating and the #3 ranking for all of 2021 writing “Everything came together quite harmoniously with the large Churchill. It’s rich, nutty and complex conveying an earthy foundation of coffee bean character, a mid-palate of baking spices and a charming, cappuccino finish.”
San Cristobal Quintessence received an outstanding 90-rating from Cigar Aficionado magazine in the June 2017 issue!
San Cristobal Quintessence was Voted #1 Cigar of 2016 by Cigar Journal magazine!
Cigar Journal said, “This perfectly rolled cigar is impressive in its sweetish coffee taste and dried fruit. The fruity notes come into their own wonderfully in the silky smoke. The light peppery spice is stimulating.”