Trinidad Espíritu Series No. 2 Review 2024

With the release of the Trinidad Espiritu Series in 2019, Altadis USA decided to revitalize and relaunch the Trinidad brand.

AJ Fernandez, who had collaborated with Altadis on several projects in the previous five years, including the reimagining of brands like Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, and H. Upmann, would be contacted by Altadis.

The outcome was the Trinidad Espitu No.1, the first puro and the first Trinidad cigar ever manufactured in Nicaragua.

In terms of packaging, Altadis would introduce a modern tropical design that would symbolise the Caribbean.

A second cigar in the series, the Trinidad Espiritu No.2, was revealed at the end of the previous year.

No. 2 Trinidad Espiritu, is very different from No. 1

Even though AJ Fernandez continues to manufacture No. 2 in Nicaragua, this cigar is distinguished by a Brazilian-forward blend called Brazilian Araparica, which has only been seen on an Altadis USA cigar.

The package is done in Brazilian colours, but it still has a tropical vibe.

Today we will be doing Trinidad Espíritu Series No. 2 review in detail.

Let’s examine the Trinidad Espiritu No. 2 in detail to discover what it offers.

1. Trinidad Espíritu Series No. 2 Price & rating

Price: $10.15

Rating: 4.8/5

2. Trinidad Espíritu Series No. 2 Offered Sizes and Prices

Toro (6 x 54) – MSRP $10.15

Robusto (5 x 50) – MSRP $9.90

Belicoso (6.1 x 52) – MSRP $10.40

Magnum (6 x 60) – MSRP $10.65

Fundador (7.5 x 40) – MSRP $10.90

3. Trinidad Espíritu Series No. 2 Specifications

Vitola: Toro

Length: 6″

Ring Gauge: 54

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Wrapper: Brazilian Arapiraca

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua, Brazil

Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua S.A.

Blender: AJ Fernandez

4. Trinidad Espíritu Series No. 2 Cigar review

Two cigar industry icons, AJ Fernandez and Rafael Nodal of Ageing Room and head of product capabilities for Tabacalera USA, collaborated to create the Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2.

Similar to its predecessor, the Espiritu Series No. 2 is limited to tobacco from a single nation, Brazil in this case.

An oily, dark Brazilian Arapiraca maduro wrapper covers a Nicaraguan binder and filler made of long-filler leaves from Brazil and Nicaragua in this medium-to-full-bodied cigar.

The authentic essence of Brazilian tobacco and expert cigar crafting is captured in this unique mix.

The renowned Tabacalera Fernandez in Nicaragua, owned by AJ Fernandez, is where the Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2 is created by hand.

5. Trinidad Espíritu Series No. 2 Looks & feel

The Trinidad Espiritu No. 2 Toro’s Brazilian Arapirica wrapper was the shade of a dark chocolate bar.

The wrapper had a tiny bit of toothiness to it.

This cigar likewise had a very little layer of oil on it. The wrapper’s dark hue effectively concealed the seams within. Simultaneously, the wrapper had some noticeable veins.

The Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2 features two bands. In the middle of the band lies a blue square field.

The words “TRINIDAD” are written in gold under the traditional Trinidad logo displayed on the pitch.

The band has a multicoloured, tropical-style motif on the left and right sides.

While the multicoloured pattern on Series No. 2 features the colours of Brazil, the design is similar to that of Series No. 1.

A secondary band is positioned directly beneath the main band. This band has strong gold stripes bordering the top and bottom of a blue stripe.

The band’s edges are decorated with the multicoloured motif in the Brazilian style that was present in the initial band. Gold-fronted “ESPIRITU” is written on the blue stripe.

The words “SERIES NO.2” are written in dark script on the bottom gold stripe.

The Trinidad Espiritu No. 2 Toro scored a respectable medium in both strength and body. The strength levels of this cigar didn’t vary all that much.

It would finish with a medium body and strength. I gave this cigar’s body a little advantage when comparing its strength.

6. Ash & burn

The burn and draw of the Trinidad Espiritu No. 2 Toro demonstrate its excellent construction. Maintaining a straight burn path and burn line was not a difficulty for the Trinidad Espiritu No. 2 Toro.

The resulting ash was almost white in colour and hard. Both the burn temperature and the burn rate were perfect.

As already stated, the Trinidad Espiritu No. 2 Toro draw also received good marks. There was just a hint of resistance to this cigar, which I enjoyed. In addition, this was a flavorful cigar that required little upkeep.

7. Trinidad Espíritu Series No. 2 Flavours

Pre-light

Although it is mostly dark brown, the Trinidad Espiritu Series No. 2 Toro’s wrapper exhibits various colour variations.

Veins are well squeezed except for a few that are somewhat elevated.

The top cap on the cigar’s head is lifting nearly all the way around, but the seams are incredibly smooth and only noticeable because of the wrapper’s colour variance.

There are two bands: the main one has the Trinidad logo and Brazilian colours on it.

This is identified as the second series in the line by the secondary band, which uses the same colour scheme.

The foot smells like fruit cake with hints of wood and baking spice, while the wrapper smells like a blend of dark earth and baker’s chocolate.

My mouth feels sweet from stone fruit and cedar, with a hint of spice from the pre-light draw.

First Third

The cigar opens with notes of baking spice and thick, dark wood. A bit of mustiness joins the profile at a quarter of an inch. The retrohale is dark wood, musty.

The smoke is chewy and rich at an inch and a quarter, and a hint of meatiness has joined the profile. This third’s strength was about medium.

Second Third

The slight mustiness is behind the dark wood, which is still present when the second third opens.

The baking spice has turned into a dull black pepper that is similarly subtle, and the meatiness is pushed to the background.

There’s still musty dark wood in the retrohale. The wood is taking on a slightly stale note at an inch and a quarter, and the profile is starting to get a little dry.

A portion of dry dirt joins the profile at one and a half inches. This third’s strength stayed at medium.

Final Third

The dry dirt gets progressively more prevalent in the latter third, reaching parity with the dark timber in the foreground.

The weak, flat black pepper flavour is noticeable at a half-inch in. There’s still musty dark wood in the retrohale.

The cigar has warmed up and some char has shown on the black wood at one inch in. As the cigar gets closer to the end, the heat intensifies.

The profile now has more mintiness, and the char has intensified. This third saw a minor increase in strength to slightly above medium.

Final puff

Regarding flavour, I preferred the first half of the Trinidad over the cigar half.

A pleasant blend of rich coffee notes, complemented by subtle spice and sweet undertones, making for a great first half of the cigar.

It was as strong as I find many cigars made with Brazilian Arapiraca to be when the spice level increased.

I found that the pungency somewhat detracted from the flavour profile, even though it didn’t make me want to put down the cigar.

Ultimately, there were still enough benefits over drawbacks for me to suggest this cigar to any cigar fan, as well as purchase and relight it.

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FAQS

What is the rating of Trinidad Espiritu Series No 2?

Trinidad Espiritu has earned a well-deserved 90-rating

What is the difference between Trinidad Espiritu No 1 and No 2?

The Espiritu No. 1 was a Nicaraguan puro, the No. 2 has a Brazilian wrapper and filler made of tobaccos.

What is Trinidad Espiritu Series No 1 rating?

 Trinidad Espiritu Series No 1 has received a well-deserved 94-point rating

Who makes Trinidad Espiritu cigars?

Rafael Nodal, Altadis’ chief of product capabilities, and Fernandez collaborated on Trinidad Espiritu cigars.

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