Hector Alfonso

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.

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Probable Cause Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Probable Cause Corona Gorda

Smoking through now the fourth iteration of the Probable Cause, I came into this review having somewhat of an expectation. What I tasted overall in the Cubariqueño Protocol Probable Cause Corona Gorda was a good representation of Mexican San Andres providing a profile driven by earthy grit/dirt, chocolate, baking spices, stone fruits and black coffee.

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Official Misconduct Toro

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Official Misconduct Toro

This Cubariqueño Protocol Official Misconduct Toro was pretty complex as there were various layers of flavors and quite a few flavor transitions. If you're looking for a cigar that will keep your attention the entire time, this is it. I would have no problem revisiting this cigar and recommending it to others.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Wasabi

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Wasabi

Given my expectations, the spice delivery was met in spades, although I'm not too sure if I would call it a wasabi/horseradish delivery. Instead, it was more white pepper driven. What's interesting is, I rarely tasted conventional candela flavors (vegetal, grassy). Overall, if you are a fan of bigger spice in a candela cigar, the Espinosa Wasabi is no doubt for you.

Cigar News: Cubariqueño Announces Protocol Official Misconduct

Cigar News: Cubariqueño Announces Protocol Official Misconduct

The blend consists of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and Nicaraguan fillers from Esteli / Jalapa. Initial release will be at Cubariqueno’s 3 Year Anniversary event on May 12th at the Holiday Inn located in Clinton, New Jersey through Berkeley Humidor and pre-sales will also be available through BerkeleyHumidor.com initially.