Well known around the world as a Cuban cigar, a Honduran version of the Saint Luis Rey was released in the late 90’s toward the end of the cigar boom.
It received rave reviews; it was an amazing full-bodied smoke without any bite and had an array of well-blended flavors, but then disappeared and many fans of the cigar were left searching for “that flavor.”
Smokers had to wait until 2003 for the Saint Luis Rey to be re-released and it was also released to great acclaim receiving 90 ratings in both Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider.
Saint Luis Rey is hand made in Honduras and specially blended with Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian filler, a Nicaraguan binder, and a dark and oily Nicaraguan wrapper, which gives the cigar a full-bodied leathery quality with rich earth and coffee bean flavors.
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan, & Peruvian
Smooth, Long-Smoking, Affordable, 23rd Apr 2020
Reviewer: Shahid Nigro
For the money, this is an excellent cigar. It is relatively mild for a maduro but it has that "round" flavor, a pleasant nuttiness, a wide screen palate, and it stays smooth through the finish. A mellow stick, it smokes for over an hour and never gets harsh. No bite at all. I tried one right out of the box when they arrived today and, yes, it was a little dry, but I just couldn't wait. The 90 rating from Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider is well-earned. This box goes on my list of affordable favorites.
The cheesy, it burns., 11th Oct 2019
Reviewer: Ronald Hadee
Despite its size 50x6 it burns away in about 25 minutes - if you want to stick with it that long. Dry, burning leaves (sic) flavorless smoke. Multiple sideburn issues - and I use a mouthpiece. Going to keep 2 in the humidor and see what happens to them.