From the Ezra Zion HQ:
“The Blessed Leaf projects hold a very special place in our hearts—practically sacred!
Those who know us know that we pull out all the stops--and spare no expense--for every Blessed Leaf blend that we create.
Blessed Leaf cigar releases are a way for us to share and celebrate our faith in Christ. So they all have to be completely perfect!
It is the absolute best of our best!
BLESSED LEAF CHARISMATA is such a bold and sophisticated maduro cigar! The richness and complexity of flavor are completely unrelenting!
“CHARISMATA” means “The gift of God’s blessings, kindness, and favor”.
BLESSED LEAF CHARISMATA is a full-bodied, medium/full strength 6x48 toro. Wrapper is a chocolatey 9-year-aged San Andres maduro leaf. Binder and filler tobaccos will remain a closely guarded secret...but they are all between 8-12 years aged!
First light blasts across the palate. Rich flavors of ultra-dark chocolate, espresso, whipped cream, raw cane sugar, and vanilla bean. Hints of toasted almonds, dark leather, and black pepper follow immediately. The finish is clean adding a rich cocoa note. The retrohale brings a warm pepper burn.
As it progresses, dark caramel, cedar wood, and brown sugar emerge. Additional hints of cashew, black tea, and white oak appear.
Halfway, the blend gets even richer and as the age of the tobacco starts to be tasted. Very creamy butter, clove, and licorice come to the fore. White chocolate, coffee beans, custard, and maple. Absolutely decadent!
The last third everything intensifies and crescendos! Big blasts of mocha, aged leather, frosting, and nutmeg appear. Waves of graham cracker, cardamom, cinnamon stick, and honey. The cigar stays cool and the burn is a razor's edge all the way to the lip-burning nub! Incredible cigar!
Blessed Leaf CHARISMATA is a sophisticated, elegant, and sultry cigar! The perfect combination of complexity, balance, and strength. (Around the warehouse, we keep saying "It's so good, it's like a religious experience!")"
Ezra Zion/Nomad releases are not eligible for the 6 or more DIY Sampler discount.