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Team Cigar Review: West Tampa White Toro

Team Cigar Review: West Tampa White Toro

The West Tampa White Toro began with an average level of enjoyment with a fairly simple flavor profile. The enjoyment level remained at average throughout. The burn issues were a bit of a detriment to the cigar, but didn't cause any real negative effects to the flavor profile. Not a great showing for my first try of this new brand, but we'll see how the Black version fares in a future review.

Team Cigar Review: HVC Black Friday 2021

Team Cigar Review: HVC Black Friday 2021

The HVC Black Friday 2021 started well, with a nice combination of flavors, but the second third dropped down as some components left the profile and maintained this level the rest of the way. I really liked how the cigar started, but it just couldn't maintain the mix of flavors. The cigar also finished out with a bit of a strength punch. The price point is attractive, but it just isn't a cigar that I'd see myself coming back to that often.

Team Cigar Review: Villiger Miami 2022 Laguito No. 1

Team Cigar Review: Villiger Miami 2022 Laguito No. 1

The Villiger Miami 2022 Laguito No. 1 is a strong addition to the Villiger lineup with balanced and restrained flavors through the first and second thirds. The last third was still pleasant but didn't harmonize as well as the rest of the cigar. With a just over light-plus strength flavor delivery, this was an enjoyable cigar that breaks up a market full of medium or stronger cigars, and I would happily seek it out to smoke again.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT Lonsdale

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT Lonsdale

After smoking several sizes, you really can't go wrong with any Antaño CT. All will give you those nice white/soft notes that we all love in a Connecticut Shade. The bitterness may come, but it's never entirely off-putting. I'd recommend getting a sampler pack of various Antanos and find out if the Joya de Nicaragua Antaño CT Lonsdale is your favorite.

Personal Cigar Review: Protocol Paddy Wagon

Personal Cigar Review: Protocol Paddy Wagon

Overall, I felt like the Protocol Paddy Wagon performed similarly to the other store exclusives from the brand. Just a basic flavor profile that wasn't all that interesting and doesn't match the level of most of the core lines. Not something I see myself returning to.

Team Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary The Raji

Team Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary The Raji

The Herrera Esteli Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary The Raji was a bit of a rare miss for me. The first third was a fairly intense spicy and earth combination that I found worked. As the cigar progressed, the earth components took over and it became more earth forward which took away from the complexity and other flavors.

Cigar News: Highclere Castle Senetjer Begins Shipping

Highclere Castle Senetjer is a one-time limited-edition perfecto crafted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the unearthing of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb. King Tut’s tomb was discovered by the famed archeologist Howard Carter and funded by the great-grandfather of Lord Carnarvon George Herbert.

Cigar News: Fratello Florida Announced

Fratello Cigars is pleased to announce the launch of Fratello Florida as part of their State Exclusive Series. Fratello Florida will make its debut November 12, 2022 at ABC Fine Wine and Spirits. Initial production is set to 10,000 Cigars.

Team Cigar Review: German Engineered Raumzeit Robusto

Team Cigar Review: German Engineered Raumzeit Robusto

The German Engineered Raumzeit Robusto had a nice start with the combination of flavors presented. This is an interesting blend, and while it couldn't maintain the enjoyment level of the first half, I'd be interested in trying some other vitolas to see how they fare. This is a good step up for the brand and I look forward to future offerings.

Personal Cigar Review: Don Diego Special Edition Pirámide Extra

Personal Cigar Review: Don Diego Special Edition Pirámide Extra

The Don Diego Special Edition Pirámide Extra had an average flavor profile throughout. The burning paper note is something that can easily torpedo a flavor profile, but this profile did a good job of not letting it get out of hand. The price point is fair for the experience, but there are plenty of other Connecticut shade cigars I'd reach for before coming back to this one.

PieCaken Bakeshop PieCaken

PieCaken Bakeshop PieCaken

All of the individual components of the PieCaken Bakeshop PieCaken, except for one, were fantastic. The problem is, the component that wasn't great is the one that holds the entire dessert together. The cinnamon frosting that covers the entire outside and spaces out the internal components I just did not find appealing and I'm a cinnamon fanatic.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Avion Tuxtla

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Avion Tuxtla

I found the Tatuaje Avion Tuxtla to be the most enjoyable of the Tuxtla offerings. With that, a really good Mexican offering overall. Brought me back to all the past Avions I have smoked, which was enjoyable as well. A good experience. Balanced cigar with great construction and draw. Enjoyable flavor profile. Nice notes of cocoa, espresso, earth and leather.

Aaron LoomisHome