Hendrik Kelner has long been recognized as one of cigardom’s most knowledgeable and respected master blenders of great tobaccos. He is the guiding force behind such labels as Davidoff, Avo, and his Zino Platinum Crown Series, brands that stand as the unparalleled epitome of smoking excellence. To this outstanding pedigree Kelner adds his Zino Platinum Scepter Series. Earning a 91 rating from Cigar Insider, the Scepter Series sells for less than half the price of the larger Zino Platinum Crown Series. Made in the Dominican Republic and dated like a fine vintage wine, the Platinum Scepter Series features rare and exceptionally fermented tobacco blends from the Dominican Republic and Peru. It enjoys the distinction of a Connecticut Shade binder and a Connecticut-seed Ecuadorian wrapper. Attested to by its rating, this is indeed an outstanding cigar.