CLE 2013 (Aged 7 Years)

I have to say I’m really enjoying the Privada Cigar Club subscription. Happy to just sit back and relax and let someone else do all the hard work 🙂 I love the dark chocolate colour of this wrapper. It’s also incredibly smooth with a firm pack right to the foot. Looking at the foot you […]

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The first time I tried to smoke this cigar it plugged up big time! So this is Cubo take #2. Okay this is more like it; lighting up was easy with good smoke output. The burn is a little wavy but nothing to worry about. The first flavours I found are quite mineral, backed with […]

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Padron 3000

Now this looks like a traditional cigar; visible leaf wrapper with a simple band. Perfect. This is a decent sized cigar coming in at 5 1/2″ x 52. Scent from fresh is of cocoa and cedar. I used a v-cut on this stick and found that the initial draw was very light. On the upside […]

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Camacho Connecticut Robusto

This is the second Camacho cigar I have smoked and again I’m impressed by its presentation. The last Camacho I smoked was the Nicaraguan Barrel Aged Robusto, which was a great cigar. The Connecticut can be described as its quieter, calmer and more agreeable brother. Lighting up instantly greets you with thick, rich smoke; the […]

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Dona Flor Rothchilde Mata Fina

I love the rustic look of this cigar; a little rough around the edges but nothing to fault. The scent from fresh is faint, but hints at barnyard and cedar. This little cigar (4″ x 52) is an absolute smoke bomb; remarkable smoke output for so little effort. The stick’s flavours barely vary throughout the […]

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El Titan De Bronze Red Velvet

This cigar with the double cheesecake band better taste like cheesecake! Okay, this tastes like a relic right from the start – old and musty! The mustiness only lasts a few minutes; transitioning to flavours of dark tobacco and wood. Floral tones also come through from the start which complement well. The dark tobacco is […]

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Camacho Powerband Robusto

Fine looking cigar! TBH anything looks fine on my new tray. This powerful looking cigar is complemented nicely by the dark caramel wrapper. The bands set the tone perfectly to give this cigar a muscle car type of appeal. I was a little nervous at first thinking this would be one hell of a pepper […]

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Southern Draw Habano No. 3

This is a damn good looking cigar, plus the custom Privada band tops it off just nicely! Fresh scent is of barnyard, in particular hay. The wrapper is incredibly smooth; the presentation is on point! Lighting up ignites an intense pepper bomb! It’s really next level intense and smacks you in the face! After about […]

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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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