La Aurora Untamed Robusto 50 x 127

As you can see this is something very different from La Aurora. The band sold me so let’s hope that looks aren’t deceiving. Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper ticks all the boxes for me, dark & oily with a solid rustic feel that shows real authenticity. Dark chocolate with spice for the cold draw.  After twenty minutes […]

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1 Year old Today!

Today marks the first anniversary of Amateur Reviews .online and my first year of critiquing cigars. Enjoying cigars and sharing my experiences has been a very enjoyable hobby which I hope continues for many years to come. Winner of my Favourite cigar this past year is: JOYA DE NICARAGUA ANTANO DARK COROJO  Simply perfection! Don’t […]

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Padron Churchill Maduro 6 7/8 x 46

Many reviews describe this cigars build as questionable, especially the basic single cap which is barely holding on. Some say it’s to be torn off with your teeth, now lets add this very toothy wrapper… OK now this cigar presents as an old style authentic cigar with character. I like it! Cold draw was very […]

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Macanudo Diplomat Maduro 60 x 115

What drew me to try this cigar is the unique shape, the Figurado. The appearance is also surprisingly similar to my bonsai fig tree 🙂 Once I discovered this cigar I found they were very difficult to come across in Australia. My local cigar store rarely stocks these so much so that I stopped looking for […]

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Sobremesa Elegante En Cedros 7 x 50

Now this cigar is all class, immaculate roll and silky smooth wrapper under the cedar sheath. The addition of  two prestige gold bands really sets the tone for something special. Cold draw had light resistance with hints of earth and barnyard. The light draw from fresh became respectable once lit producing a good amount of […]

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