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Tempus Natural

Battles: 316

Wins: 44%

Score: 88

Tempus Natural

Here it is, the cigar that put Alec Bradley, now a household name, on the map. The blend was released in 2007, ten years after the AB brand first entered the industry. After finding a special "Trojes" tobacco (in the Jalapa Valley), AB spent years patiently waiting for enough of the tobacco to be ready for the blend. Working with the famed Raíces Cubanas factory in Honduras, Alec Bradley crafted their most full-bodied cigar to date. With a premium blend, loads of strength, flavor to balance, and classic Cuban rolling techniques, it's no surprise the Tempus was a huge hit upon release.

The Tempus blend has won multiple awards, including ranking among Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 cigars for 2008 and again in 2017.

This beloved cigar was awarded a “94” rating. The blend allows for the rich and hearty flavors of Honduran tobacco to come straight through. The addition of Nicaraguan long- fillers adds a slightly full flavor profile. Hearty yet in balance.
—Alec Bradley

cigar Breakdown

Criollo '98, Honduras

Wrapper

Natural

Shade

Honduras

Binder

Indonesia

2nd binder

Honduras

Nicaragua

Filler tobacco countries

Alec Bradley

Company

Fabrica de Tabacos Raíces Cubanas S. de R.L.

Factory

Regular

Production

2007

Release year

$ 6.30 - $ 9.00

Price

strength7/10
body7/10
flavor4/10

Core flavors

SpiceRaisinsHoneyCedarCocoaBarnyard HayCoffee