Hector Alfonso

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.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Murcielago Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Murcielago Robusto

This is a very nice re-introduction of the Murcielago and one I would go back to often. This would be a good evening/after dinner cigar based on the full and dark flavors along with the strength. Fans of the previous Murcielago's and those that are Espinosa fans are sure to find another favorite here.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Reggae Robusto Grande

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Reggae Robusto Grande

The Espinosa Reggae was very enjoyable. I wasn't sure whether the cigar flavors were going to align with the packaging concept, but I should have had more faith in Espinosa to deliver another great blend.

Team Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Señor Esugars Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Señor Esugars Robusto

Cornelius & Anthony really has something special going on with their proprietary U.S. binder. The combination of this binder and utilization of La Zona sourced tobaccos brings an added layer of punch that is both unique and tasty in this Señor Esugars. This is definitely one to try especially if you enjoy heavy spice and earth cigars.

Team Cigar Review: MoyaRuiz Il Ridotto Biribi

Team Cigar Review: MoyaRuiz Il Ridotto Biribi

The MoyaRuiz Il Ridotto Biribi is another good offering in the MoyaRuiz portfolio and one I would have no problem going back to. If you're a MoyaRuiz or Espinosa fan, you'll be right at home here, but if you haven't checked out what MoyaRuiz puts out, then this is a great one to get acclimated with.

Team Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Aerial Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Aerial Robusto

The Aerial showed great depths of flavors starting with the familiar La Zona spice kick upfront and good identifiable flavors. A great representation of well rounded and building intensities of flavors. I say give a Connecticut Shade hater an unbanded Aerial and show him/her the bands afterwards to see their surprise.