From the Ezra Zion HQ:
“The Cigar Wars! CHRIS Blend is one of the most legendary cigars in Ezra Zion history!
Originally released in May, 2016…Most folks have only heard about this cigar. IT'S A TOTAL UNICORN!
Back in those days, this was his own personal blend that he had for his own private collection—BUT it was just too good to keep all to himself.
So after all these years, CHRIS BLEND STRIKES BACK! is crashing the party and bringing the house down…AGAIN!
Let me just tell you…Chris belongs amoungst the titans of cigar making! The dude is the Corojo Whisperer, the Sultan of San Andres, The Maestro of Ligero, and the Magician of Medio Tiempo!
So just wait until you smoke his own personal blend!
CHRIS BLEND STRIKES BACK! is a crazed, riotous, and downright diabolical cigar. That's why we love it!
But don’t just take my word for it....The richness and flavor complexity absolutely astounded our “legendary” tasting panel! (Who happen to have some of the best palates in the cigar industry!) They were astounded to say the least! The amazing flavors and ultra-rich body. It’s utterly delicious!
But a word of warning...This is a cigar for the true aficionado! (We recommend that the novice smoker pass on this one!) The flavors and character are deep, heavy, and rich...with a complexity that is absolutely astounding!
CHRIS BLEND STRIKES BACK! is a full-bodied, med/full-strength 5x50 short-toro. Wrapper is a 9-year-aged chocolatey San Andres maduro. Fillers will remain a very closely guarded secret...but they are all between 8-11 years aged!
First light is an explosion of flavor! Ultra-dark chocolate, brown sugar, toasted almond, and heavy cream rush across the palate. Hints of cinnamon stick, and roasted espresso beans follow immediately after. The finish lingers long on the tongue with notes of nutmeg and vanilla. Retrohale adds a warming black pepper burn.
As it progresses, the age of the tobacco starts to be tasted immediately. The flavor is hard to describe...but it's colossal! Along with that are hints of raw cane sugar, bourbon barrel, and white pepper.
Halfway, the richness goes up another level. Espresso beans, caramel, milk chocolate, and aged leather emerge. Hints of cocoa, hazelnut, and clove appear.
Last third, everything gets even more intense! Huge waves of dark chocolate reappear. Powdered sugar, walnuts, black licorice, semi-swTHeet chocolate chips, and butter. The last third could possibly be the most complex flavors I've ever experienced in a cigar!
CHRIS BLEND STRIKES BACK! is a complete maduro masterpiece! Chris’ cigar-making virtuoso skills are definitely on display with the richness and complexity of flavor that he’s famous for! You are gonna love it…BIG TIME!"
Ezra Zion/Nomad releases are not eligible for the 6 or more DIY Sampler discount.