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JRE Aladino Fuma Noche Super Toro

Team Cigar Review: JRE Aladino Fuma Noche Super Toro

I found the JRE Aladino Fuma Noche Super Toro to be an elegant cigar. It doesn’t deliver that Honduran flavor profile you get with JRE releases, but it still has this aged Honduran flavor profile. It is not in your face, but balanced and constant. A lovely blend that is composed of well-aged tobacco. It smokes great now, but you can see it showing elegance with years of aging.

RoMa Craft CroMagnon PA Anthropology

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft CroMagnon PA Anthropology

Yes, I prefer the CroMagnon PA to the original CroMagnon. You shouldn’t be surprised. I believe the blend to be more balanced and refined. The RoMa Craft CroMagnon PA Anthropology is balanced and smokes consistently from beginning to end. Yes, it is full, but it is blended well so you are picking up flavors. For those PA Broadleaf fans, this is a must.

Drew Estate Blackened S84 Shade to Black Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Blackened S84 Shade to Black Robusto

I love the Drew Estate Blackened S84 Shade to Black Robusto. This is a great Connecticut release, and one with a fantastic price too. Great flavors with a nice strength and body level. You really can’t ask for more from a Connecticut of this nature. It’s not intended to be super elegant like some Connecticut releases, but just really good at a great price.

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.

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.

Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Limited Edition

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Limited Edition

This Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Limited Edition was a nice Double Corona. From beginning to end it had my attention with the flavors delivered and it’s balance. Nice level of complexity. Not much transitioning, but you don't find that a lot with Davidoff. It did have that solid and fairly complex core flavor profile however, and the peanut butter notes were enjoyable. The combination of spices with that made for a nice touch on the finish.

Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Gran Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Gran Robusto

The Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Gran Robusto was a good cigar, and a consistent one as well. All samples produced the same smoking experience which was to my liking. It has been a while since an AGANORSA smoked at this level, and this reminded me of some early AGANORSA/Casa Fernandez releases. It's not as refined as their offerings during that golden era, but a really good blend. A really good Nicaraguan puro.

Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Robusto Gordo

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Robusto Gordo

I enjoyed the Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Robusto Gordo, and have enjoyed all the releases in the Obras Maestras portfolio. I would not say this is my favorite, but it is definitely a nice Mexican release and solid medium-full maduro offering. One of the better Mexican releases of late as well. I do appreciate that Joya has kept things different with each of these releases. I look forward to 60 years.