From the Ezra Zion HQ:
“Clear some space off on your top humidor shelf...because this baby is taking the #1 spot!
Now...you know I wouldn’t just go running my mouth off like that if I didn’t have the goods to back it up!
I can tell you in no uncertain terms that NOTORIOUS XQ is an absolute masterpiece!
The designation as an “XQ” blend means “eXtra Quality”. It’s our own internal tobacco warehouse designation denoting the most elite and most luxurious tobaccos! ANY cigar made with this EXTREMELY RARE tobacco in it…is gonna stand head and shoulders above the rest!
Hey, you know how we are—we always gotta keep pushing the boundaries of what's possible...and make each cigar better than the one before it!
Plus...NOTORIOUS XQ is LOADED with the absolute BEST rare ligero tobaccos that we've ever found! (This stuff is literally prized beyond any other tobacco on Planet Earth!)
But don’t just take our word for it....The richness and flavor complexity absolutely astounded our “esteemed” tasting panel! (Who happen to have some of the best palates in the cigar industry!) They couldn’t believe the amazing flavors and ultra-rich body. It’s incredibly delicious!
NOTORIOUS XQ is a full-bodied, full-strength 6x48 toro. The wrapper is an oily 10-year-aged Sumatra maduro leaf. Binder and filler tobaccos will remain a closely guarded secret. But...all tobacco is aged between 7-13 years!
First light is a huge blast of flavor! Dark caramel, espresso beans, brown sugar, red pepper, raw leather, and almond rush over the palate. Raw cane sugar, and marshmallow follow. The retrohale is strong adding a warm cinnamon burn.
As it progresses, whipping cream and toffee appear. Cinnamon stick and black pepper emerge along with red oak wood and nutmeg.
Halfway, the richness and body grows even more. Big waves of dark chocolate and cabernet wine emerge. Bourbon whiskey, macadamia nuts, and hint of sweet cloves join the mix. The complexity is almost too much to describe!
Last third, things get even more intense! Huge blasts of milk chocolate, spiced rum, buttercream, and cedar wood are added to the mix. Chocolate frosting, molasses, and toasted nuts. The cigar stays perfectly cool and the burn is a razor's edge all the way to the nub!
This is Ezra at it's absolute best!
NOTORIOUS XQ is a cigar for the true boutique cigar aficionado! The richness, strength, and body are not for the novice smoker. (This is a seriously sophisticated and deeply intense smoke.)"
**Ezra Zion/Nomad releases are not eligible for the 6 or more DIY Sampler discount.**