La Estancia Corona

New vs. old. Now I find this to be a pretty cool idea. “La Estancia utilises a Nicaraguan wrapper and binder with a 50-50 mix of aged Cuban and Nicaraguan filler. The taste profile is what dictates the Cuban vintage with some leaves as young as five or six years old while others date back […]

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Montenegro Red Label Corona

Montenegro and Privada have really outdone themselves with this custom band! The fresh draw tastes of musty earth and is very tight! Privada stated that this would be the case, and the reason is to control the flavours of the Nicaraguan tobacco. Interesting concept; is it only myself who hasn’t heard of this? I like […]

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Neonlis Nuevo Mundo La Nina

I recently visited Vietnam and while there I experienced every facet of their culture. I couldn’t think of a better souvenir than a Vietnamese cigar to reminisce with once home. I have to say I fluked buying this cigar; the language barrier was larger than I expected! I did get the impression though that this […]

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AGANORSA Leaf Supreme

Leaf Supreme, I’ll  be the judge of that. Privada’s right on the money with the pre-light scent of died fruit and earth. It kind of reminds me of a fruit mince tart which I just love at Christmas time. This cigar has a closed foot, well nearly. I really like how this influences flavour changes […]

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Davidoff Grand Cru No.3

This is the first Davidoff cigar I’ve smoked, and it’s true they’re just so classy. I can just tell this cigar is going to be mild and refined. The wrapper is smooth with a fresh scent of barnyard. I love the two white and gold bands; they really set it off as something special. Once […]

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Fonseca Delicias

This Japanese rice paper wrapper caught my eye and I was sold instantly, yep I’m that guy… Right from the start this just tastes like a traditional Cuban influenced cigar – rounded and refined. Sweet cedar is the the first flavour to hit my tongue with hints of leather for the finish. This cigar is […]

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Montecristo Open Regata

I haven’t had the best run with Montecristo cigars, so let’s hope this one’s different. I like the look of this cigar’s light brown wrapper which has a fresh scent of ceder. I’ve never seen such a small torpedo at 5/38 x 36; previous torpedoes I’ve smoked have been quite large in comparison.¬† After a […]

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Ambrosia Spice Torpedo

This is a decent sized cigar coming in at 5 x 54 with an unmistakable scent of cloves and star anise. The first thing I expected after lighting was a spice torpedo! But instead you will find rich, smooth tobacco. Slowly the infused flavours start to show, but remain subtle and delicate unlike most infused […]

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