Hector Alfonso

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.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Pier 28 Maduro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Pier 28 Maduro Robusto

A lot of cocoa through the first third along with some crushed red pepper and wood. As it progressed, it settled into an oak and cocoa profile. This is a very nice variation on the Pier 28 line.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Reggae Dread

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Reggae Dread

I found it to be on the more delicate and smoother side of flavors. I enjoyed the nuances of the cigar with the earthed spice delivery and creamed roasted nuttiness prevalent throughout the entire cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Probable Cause Lancero

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Probable Cause Lancero

This is another great cigar in the Cubariqueno portfolio and a second lancero winner for them. I'm looking forward to smoking more of them and would recommend it to lancero fans, Cubariqueno fans and those that like darker and medium plus strength cigars.

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Themis Toro

Team Cigar Review: Cubariqueño Protocol Themis Toro

For those that aren't fans of traditional Connecticut's, try this, and for those that like medium and above strength cigars, also try it. I'll definitely be smoking more of these and look forward to reviewing the Robusto.