Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata Natural
"Asylum 13 Medulla Oblongata is composed of authentic Corojo wrapper, binder, and filler – making this cigar a medium to full-bodied blend. Featuring notes of leather, earth, espresso, and spice. Available Medulla (round parejos) and 25 Oblongata (box-pressed) allowing you to experience two uniquely nuanced versions of this showcase cigar." Named after the parts of the brain that control automatic life functions, this creation is owed to the collective of Christian Eiroa and Asylum founder Tom Lazuka. It is a very popular cigar for several reasons. First, it always delivers. It is a reliable choice in most occasions, as its smooth flavors are not too strong yet not too weak. So it can be paired with almost any accompanying beverage or food. Secondly, it is a great example of what both of these blenders have to offer. The Honduran tobacco of the Eiroa family is very prominent here, while the style and sizes of Lazuka are also very present. Third, it comes in a large (pun intended) variety of sizes and shapes, which is not seen too often, From a normal robusto to a beefy 6 x 80, it can satisfy the preferences of most smokers. Trying the same blend in a regular roll vs a box pressed is a fun way to understand the differences in these styles as well. For those returning to the brand and wanting a reliable smoke, or for those who have not had much of what C.L.E. has to offer yet, it is a good stepping stone that gives the smoker an idea of what to expect from the rest of the portfolio.