The Nacionales W by PDR Cigars is the third installment of the famed line. Originally blended by Pepin Garcia to mimic the taste and body of what cigar rollers in Cuba smoked, the name Nacionales or "National" fit perfectly, because the blend was synonymous from factory to factory.
With such great history behind the original vitola, Abe Flores of PDR in the Dominican Republic made it his mission to produce a memorable recreation and was quoted saying "It's always hard to live up to a blend that Don Pepin Garcia has created. I used some of my finest tobaccos, aged five years to create this blend. With the combination of grade AAA ligero and months of test blending, I found the perfect combination to encapsulate the original expression."
The Nacionales W by PDR Cigars has a beautiful oily brown Ecuadorian Habano wrapper which is draped around Mexican San Andreas Binder and finished off with Dominican Seco Ligero Criollo 98 combined with Nicaraguan Jalapa Seco filler. This produces pleasant flavors of leather, creaminess, and light spice that coats the mouth. A medium-bodied treat that is sure to delight any aficionado. Flores also added: "This blend was more about emulating cuban flavors, and less about producing a high level of strength, or nicotine content. For those who enjoy big flavor and only medium strength, I recommend Nacionales W."