RoMa Craft Neanderthal
- Origin Nicaragua
- Wrapper Mexican San Andrés
- Binder Connecticut Broadleaf
- Filler Dominican, Nicaragua, Pennsylvania
- Strength Full
RoMa Craft is a relatively new cigar company on the scene, having launched less than a decade ago in 2012. RoMa is the brainchild of longtime friends Mike Rosales (RO) and Skip Martin (MA) with the goal of creating craft-made cigars that were a cut above. They operate on a simple philosophy: combine quality tobacco, experienced craftsmen, and the right amount of time, and you will produce great cigars. Never compromise in these areas and you will be able to produce great cigars consistently. To this end, they only produce 1.2 million cigars per year. It’s a level that allows them to follow their guiding principles, and it has served them well in their short time in the industry. Their cigars are the darlings of the boutique cigar community and they have earned RoMa Craft accolades and recognition as a maker of outstanding cigars.
The RoMa Craft Neanderthal is an evolution of the Cromagnon line of RoMa Craft cigars. It was designed as their first truly full strength cigar. However, as with all RoMa Craft products, the emphasis is on flavor. It’s not always easy to strike that balance in a strong cigar, but somehow they managed to accomplish the task with ease. Made in their Nica Sueño factory in Esteli, Nicaragua, Neanderthal begins with a blend of Pennsylvania Double Ligero, Nicaraguan, and Dominican tobaccos for the filler. A Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro binder is used, and it’s all topped off with a Mexican San Andrés Maduro wrapper. Tasting notes include flavors of pepper, cocoa, and leather, with hints of oak, charred meats, and dark chocolate. This is a powerhouse blend!