Cigar Reviews

Team Cigar Review: Pappy Van Winkle Tradition Toro

Team Cigar Review: Pappy Van Winkle Tradition Toro

The cigar started off with a nice wood and spice combination. As things progressed it settled into a standard woody profile with some char and alternated between this and a slightly green wood note.

Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo III L.I.V.

Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo III L.I.V.

This is my first experience with the Short Tales line but has me eager to try the other iterations. In a small format like this, it's hard to ask for more in what it delivers. I would gladly smoke more of these and it is something I wouldn't hesitate to recommend that you try to track down some to smoke so you can see what you think.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Belicoso

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Belicoso

The flavor and strength level started subtle and then eased higher the further I got into the cigar which is appreciated. Cedar and oak along with some baking spice made for a nice flavor profile. It was nice seeing this variation of the line and it is one that I will gladly smoke more of.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Pier 28 Maduro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Pier 28 Maduro Robusto

A lot of cocoa through the first third along with some crushed red pepper and wood. As it progressed, it settled into an oak and cocoa profile. This is a very nice variation on the Pier 28 line.

Team Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Colección Reserva Robusto

Team Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Colección Reserva Robusto

I'm pleasantly surprised by this cigar. Luckily, with the talented blending skills of Ernesto Perez-Carrillo (and Jhonys Diaz), this brand is worth giving a serious look. A definite fly under the radar cigar that I will happily smoke more of in the future.

Team Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack JJ15 Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack JJ15 Corona Gorda

This cigar no doubt has Aganorsa Corojo profile written all over it. Rich and deep spice, sweetness, earth, it's all there. Love Jeremy Jack for sourcing their cigars from a top notch factory and quality tobacco. I'm very interested to taste the remaining offerings.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff The Master Selection 2010

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff The Master Selection 2010

A truly enjoyable smoking experience providing building complexities and strength. The fullness in flavors and at the same time balance of flavors was a treat to experience. This Davidoff release is one not to be missed.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Reggae Dread

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Reggae Dread

I found it to be on the more delicate and smoother side of flavors. I enjoyed the nuances of the cigar with the earthed spice delivery and creamed roasted nuttiness prevalent throughout the entire cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Eiroa The First 20 Years Colorado Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Eiroa The First 20 Years Colorado Robusto

Construction was very good and I can see why this cigar is getting some praise. I'd be interested in trying this in a slightly larger vitola to see if the profile builds a bit more. Strength is right around medium, so most smokers would be right at home with this. This is definitely a cigar I'm interested in smoking more of.

Team Cigar Review: Foundation The Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Foundation The Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda

The flavor profile was pretty nice and exhibited some good complexities through the first two thirds. Performance was very good and required no attention. Definitely give this a try as it’s one I’ll be looking forward to smoking more of.