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Foundation Charter Oak Especiales Pegnataro

Personal Cigar Review: Foundation Charter Oak Especiales Pegnataro

The Foundation Charter Oak Especiales Pegnataro had an average flavor profile throughout with a focus around toasted oak and hay, black pepper and earth. Some components dropped out or faded back as the cigar went along, not really providing an experience that was all that interesting. Between this version and the Pasquale, I found the Pasquale a bit better and I wouldn't really see coming back to this cigar in the future.

Cigar News: Davidoff Grand Cru Diademas Finas Limited Edition Announced

This release takes its inspiration from the world of wine, appealing to both cigar aficionados and wine connoisseurs. Presented in the brand’s first Grand Cru figurado format, the cigar exemplifies expert craftsmanship and reveals its fruity character gradually – just like a fine Bordeaux.

Patina Oro de Nicaragua Toro

Team Cigar Review: Patina Oro de Nicaragua Toro

The Patina Oro de Nicaragua Toro is fantastic, right up there with the Anniversary, and completely different at the same time. This is the way to do it. Great flavor profile on this cigar with the body delivered. The profile really spoke to me as a smoker right now. Fuller in body and strength with complexity and depth throughout. Great stick that I hope many enjoy as much as I did.

Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime

This Crowned Heads Míl Dias Maduro Sublime was a fun Broadleaf offering. Nice rustic Broadleaf flavors. Not too much to scare some less seasoned smokers away, but still present enough to capture a heavier smoker. Size went well with the maduro blend. Nice offering and will be interested if we get another maduro/Broadleaf release in the future.

Diesel Vintage Series Natural Robusto Gordo

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Vintage Series Natural Robusto Gordo

The Diesel Vintage Series Natural Robusto Gordo had a nice, bold start, but from the second third on, it took a step down as the earth built up and the pepper faded back a bit. Nothing all that exciting about the cigar to make we want to come back to it, but if you're looking for a well priced offering that provides some pop, this would be something to check out.

Rojas 10th Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Rojas 10th Anniversary

The Rojas 10th Anniversary delivered some engaging flavors in the first third and was pleasant for the remainder of the review with the standout flavor component being a tea note that was present through most of the review. I found the overall review experience to be pleasant, but for me, I don't think the cigar did enough to make me want to seek it out again.

Davidoff Maduro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Maduro Robusto

The Davidoff Maduro Robusto had an enjoyable flavor profile for the first and second thirds, with the profile evolving into heavy earth through the last third which was out of sorts from the rest of the flavor profile. The draw was slightly into the resistant spectrum, while the burn performance was the lowest score possible with seven re-lights required through the review experience. With all of that said, the overall flavor delivery was good, with the cigar certainly in the over medium strength for a Davidoff.

Don Pepin Garcia 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

Team Cigar Review: Don Pepin Garcia 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

The Don Pepin Garcia 20th Anniversary Limited Edition had a promising first third with some dynamic and interesting flavor combinations. The remainder of the cigar was pleasant but I didn't find anything about the delivery that made it stand above the crowd. I didn't find the 20th Anniversary release something I'd revisit, especially when you factor in the price point.

Protocol Lawmen Series Phoebe Couzins Maduro

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Lawmen Series Phoebe Couzins Maduro

The Protocol Lawmen Series Phoebe Couzins Maduro started out strong in the first third with dynamic flavor combinations. By the second third, the profile remained consistent and was pleasant for the remainder of the review experience. The Maduro is pleasant and a good value at its price point, so I would likely smoke it again.

Cigar News: Ferio Tego Summa Toro Announced

One year after its debut, Ferio Tego is thrilled to introduce the Toro format to their award-winning Summa Blend. The Ferio Tego Summa Toro, measuring six inches in length with a fifty-ring gauge, is beautifully presented in boxes of ten cigars, offered at an MSRP of $195 per box, and is available for shipping today.

Cigar News: Cigar Release List – May 2024

Monthly, we will put together a list of all of the cigars that were released, or announced to be released, in the previous month. This should give you an easy way to stay in tune with new releases.

Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie Pancetta 2023

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie Pancetta 2023

The Drew Estate Liga Privada Unico Serie Pancetta 2023 delivered medium-full flavor intensity through most of the review experience, with interesting and engaging flavor combinations. Both the burn and the draw were perfect through the review. Given the exclusive nature of the cigar, the price point is quite reasonable and this is something I would happily return to in the future.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Dragon Limited Edition 2024

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Dragon Limited Edition 2024

The Davidoff Year of the Dragon Limited Edition 2024 had a nice start. It is not as complex as other Davidoff releases, but still has that pattern of not showing much transitioning throughout. With this being a larger cigar too, it needed more complexity to keep my interest from start to finish. In some ways, I would have preferred the cigar to be a pepper bomb throughout, but even then, the cigar needed more.

Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Corona Extra

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Corona Extra

This Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Corona Extra was a nice Mexican wrapper offering. I don't think it was needed by the company for the Maestros portfolio, but it was good. Lots of other Mexican releases have been busts recently. The Corona Extra was not my favorite size in the portfolio in terms of blend performance, but it is a great size and an enjoyable flavor profile that I will come back to this offering.

Aaron LoomisHome