Another winner from A.J. Fernandez, the San Lotano Connecticut puts a mellow spin on this popular Cuban-style brand. Thanks to expert artistry, this Nicaraguan parejo, although packed solid as a rock, has a nice easy draw and a very slow burn. Aged filler tobaccos from Nicaragua and a zesty Honduran binder are covered with a silky-smooth, golden-brown USA Connecticut wrapper that gives the blend its subtle creamy texture. Flavors of earth and spice took hold the moment I lit up, and shortly thereafter notes of caramel, nuts, and cocoa joined the fray and remained for the rest of this delicious smoke.