13. Neanderthal LH
RoMa Craft Tobac
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueño S.A.
- Wrapper: Mexico (San Andrés)
- Binder: U.S.A. (Connecticut Broadleaf)
- Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & U.S.A. (Pennsylvania)
- Length: 4 3/4 Inches
- Ring Gauge: 56
- Vitola: Robusto Extra
- MSRP: $13.35 (Box of 15, $200.25)
- Release Date: Sept. 17, 2019
- Number of Cigars Released: Regular Production
- Original Score: 92
Originally introduced in 2015, the Neanderthal line from RoMa Craft Tobac has always scored consistently well with us.
In fact, the Neanderthal OM, a then-STOGIES World Class Cigars exclusive, took the third spot in our Top 25 in 2016. The Neanderthal LH is the ninth size of the blend and Neanderthal has once again made our Top 25.
Of note, it’s the first size in the line to be box-pressed. While the use of Pennsylvania Green River One Sucker tobacco in the blend gives it a strength that is hard to match from any of the rest of the company’s lines, the flavor balance is impressive enough that it’s no surprise this blend is once again on our list. — Brian Burt.