Cigar and Wine/Port Pairings

Check out our Fine Wine & Aged Port lists on the site! You’ll find all the great wines we sell, in addition to all the luscious ports! There is so much available for you to enjoy from a wonderful Petite Sirah to Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnays to Pinot Noir. Our port selection is specially chosen to highlight the fabulous collection of cigars we have available. Here are some suggested cigar and wine/port pairings from our collection:

Port Pairings

Padron 1964 Diplomatico with Dow’s Boardroom Port

Padron’s 1964 Diplomatico has a maduro wrapper, which adds a peppery spice to the cigar. It is full bodied, with hints of spices, woods and coffee. You’ll want to dial the volume down a bit, so try the complexity and ripe red fruit flavor of the Dow’s Boardroom port to add sweetness to the palate.

Rocky Patel Decade with Barros 10 Year PortRP_ROOM_DECADE_WIP

This is a mellow cigar, exceptionally creamy and earthy with a bit of spice on the finish. You want to pair it with an equally mellow port, like the Barros 10 Year Port. The mellows flavors just melt together, relaxing you into a state of bliss.

Arturo Fuente Chateau Maduro with Osborne Vintage Tawny Port

This cigar begins with strong hints of cedar, then moves to earth flavors and intense coffee flavors, then increases in body adding spice and sweetness from the wrapper. As most vintage ports age, then lose volume and intensify in flavor. That intensity is highlighted by the always reliable Chateau Maduro.

Wine Pairings601_la_bomba_cigarshandcraft chardonnay 2011601 La Bomba with Handcraft Artisan Chardonnay

The 601 is a spice bomb. It starts out like an explosion in your mouth with flavors of red pepper, nuts, cocoa, leather and espresso. Those strong flavors need to be calmed down, so a buttery soft chardonnay is the answer. The Handcraft Artisan Chardonnay is dry smooth and delicious. The perfect compliment to a spice bomb.

La Flor Dominicana Oscuro with Fortrant Cabernet Sauvignon

Syrupy grass flavors, orange acidity, sweet and smoky paprika, cinnamon, white pepper and cedar all work together as you smoke this great full bodied cigar. You want to pair it with an equally full bodied wine. The Fortrant Cabernet Sauvignon is just the ticket. This luscious French wine will stand up well to the La Flor’s flavors.

2013_Camacho_Connecticut2008-BG-Meiomi-bottle-318x1024Camacho Connecticut with Meiomi Pinot Noir

Do you like lots of flavor without lots of strength? Then the Camacho Connecticut is a great choice for you. It’s blend of Honduran and Domenican longfillers, Honduran binder and silky smooth Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper give some spiciness but is perfectly blended to be mellow and smooth. Pairing it with the Meiomi Pinot Noir just enhances that experience.

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