From the Ezra Zion HQ:
“Most have only heard rumors of this cigar! It’s one of the rarest Ezra Zion unicorn blends of all time!
MASQUERADE was originally released over 4 years ago...and it’s taken us this long to procure the very aged and very rare tobaccos needed to make this extremely special cigar!
Frankly, I'd need an hour to tell you the backstory of this blend. It's taken us literally years of searching--countless miles traveled--and going to some places you've never even heard of--to get the ultra-rare tobaccos that are in MASQUERADE DARK SECRETS ‘22!
So yes, MASQUERADE DARK SECRETS ‘22 holds a very special place in our heart. And yes, I have some secreted away in my personal humidor. (And no....I'm not gonna share any of it!)
BUT MARK MY WORDS...If ever there was an Ezra unicorn cigar...this is it!
MASQUERADE DARK SECRETS ‘22 is a full-bodied, med/full-strength 7x40 lancero. Wrapper is a chocolatey 10-year-aged San Andres maduro leaf. Fillers will remain a very closely guarded secret...but they are all between 7-13 years aged!
First light is an explosion of flavor! Dark chocolate, raw sugar cane, toasted nuts, and whipped 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 cream. 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 incredible! Along with that are hints of dark brown sugar, bourbon barrel, and white pepper.
Halfway, salted caramel, rich milk chocolate, aged leather, and nuts emerge. The richness goes up another level. Hints of cocoa, vanilla beans, hazelnut, and clove appear. The balance between sweet and savory is perfect. Amazing!
Last third, the richness and depth of the flavors goes completely off the charts! Huge waves of dark chocolate reappear. Powdered sugar, walnuts, black licorice, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and butter. The last third of this cigar could possibly be the most complex flavors I've ever experienced in a cigar!
MASQUERADE DARK SECRETS ‘22 is intensely rich and extremely decadent! We wish we could've made a bigger batch of these for you...but the tobaccos were just too limited and rare!"
Ezra Zion/Nomad releases are not eligible for the 6 or more DIY Sampler discount.