Jose Seijas is a true cigar-man, with over 40 years of experience in the cigar industry, after retiring, he set up a much smaller factory called Tabacalera Matilde in La Romana, Dominican Republic with his family. The intent is to make cigars on a smaller boutique scale under the brand name Matilde. The blend is comprised of primarily Dominican tobacco fillers and binder with a hint of Nicaraguan tobacco, covered in a rich Ecuadoran Habano wrapper.
The light brown wrapper gives off pre-lit notes of sweetness and an almost butterscotch aroma, but what comes in the first third is a little bit of a shock. Pepper and earthiness come through at first but never overpower, and are an extremely pleasant surprise. That pepper subsides slightly and plays off the natural tobacco sweetness perfectly throughout the entire cigar.
** Plain bands on Canadian Cigars as per Health Canada regulations.