Hector Alfonso

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural

Another good regular production release in the Cubariqueño Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural, but not to the level of sophistication as expected. The flavors are no doubt bolder than prior releases but it doesn't have that X factor that is in level with the regal style of the packaging. I look forward to the maduro version to gauge the better of the releases.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias MTZ

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias MTZ

The Espinosa Las 6 Provincias MTZ was a good smoking experience with a wide range of flavors from pepper, sweet hay, graham cracker, powdered cocoa, citrus, earth, toasted barbecue, malty sweetness, baking spices, cedar and honey sweetness. The profile is well balanced at medium strength throughout.

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Jane Doe

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Jane Doe

The Cubariqueño Protocol Jane Doe is medium strength with enjoyable complexity through the first and second thirds. The cigar has a range of flavors from cedar, leather, cocoa, bread, pepper, baking spices and earth. Overall, I enjoyed the Protocol Jane Doe and would happily smoke it again.

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Double Corona

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Double Corona

A rare and might I say "unicorn" of a cigar personally made for the Cubariqueño guys has a lot of clout. After smoking the Cubariqueño Protocol Double Corona, the expectations didn't quite match up, but what I can definitively say is, it is a good cigar. The only thing that it falls short on is not having that complexity build up and transitions I was seeking.

Team Cigar Review: MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper

Team Cigar Review: MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper

I've heard the MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper referred to as being 'gimmicky'. When it comes to MoyaRuiz, the packaging and style is completely in keeping with the unconventional style they've had for many years. Although I rated the cigar as average overall, the flavors were still enjoyable and the medium-full intensity was in my wheelhouse.

Team Cigar Review: Pier 28 Oscuro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Pier 28 Oscuro Robusto

I almost feel like the Pier 28 Oscuro Robusto is a combination of Pier 28's Habano line and Maduro line. All in all, if you are a fan of especially the Maduro line, this should be right up your alley.

Team Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony The Gent Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony The Gent Robusto

The Cornelius & Anthony The Gent Robusto is a fantastic smoke that showed a lot of growth from start to finish in terms of strength and body. It continuously delivered an amazing amount of flavors, and was complex from start to finish. The depth and transitioning was fantastic as well and it is difficult to find the faults in this cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Mistress Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Mistress Robusto

The Cornelius & Anthony Mistress Robusto is quite a departure from other Cornelius & Anthony releases and is a cigar that is full in strength and body from start to finish. It is not just a strong cigar, it has something more to it.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias LHB

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias LHB

The Espinosa Las 6 Provincias LHB is yet another example of the stronger, spicier side of Espinosa's offerings. For me, this is a post (big) dinner smoke as the spice would be better complimented after such. If you enjoy the "typical" Espinosa offering, you will no doubt enjoy this.

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Themis Lancero

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Themis Lancero

The Cubariqueño Protocol Themis Lancero is a great example of a traditional Lancero that delivers on flavor complexity, despite the restrictions of less filler tobacco. The overall profile is medium-full with the cigar hitting medium strength at points. This cigar will be yet another hit for Cubariqueño Cigar Company.