Luciano Meirelles

Team Cigar Review: ATL Black Torpedo

Team Cigar Review: ATL Black Torpedo

I was pleasantly impressed with the ATL Black Torpedo. The first and second thirds provided interesting and dynamic flavor combinations that kept me engaged, and the strength levels harmonized well. The last third was still pleasant, but not quite at the same complexity levels as the rest of the cigar. I would happily smoke the Black Torpedo from ATL again.

Team Cigar Review: ACE Prime Luciano The Dreamer Hermoso No. 4

Team Cigar Review: ACE Prime Luciano The Dreamer Hermoso No. 4

This ACE Prime Luciano The Dreamer Hermoso No. 4 was a deep flavored cigar. Lots of richness in all flavors presented. This may sound weird, but at times, when a cigar is this deep and rich in flavors, when one of the flavors overtakes another, it can then turn the tables of the profile quite swiftly (in this case the leather tannins). But all in all, very enjoyable and will smoke again.

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime The Sergeant

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime The Sergeant

To my surprise, the A.C.E. Prime The Sergeant was a pretty well balanced cigar. After reading that it's corojo, I expected more spice, but perhaps it got blended out from the large 58 ring gauge. Sweetness and creaminess off toasted mixed nuts, wood earthiness off cedar, and soft bread. This is the type of profile that I can sit back and smoke multiples of in a day. Happy to smoke more.

Personal Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familiar Connecticut

Personal Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familiar Connecticut

The Pichardo Reserva Familiar Connecticut was plagued by the bitter burning paper, and the other flavor components that moved in and out could never rectify the situation. This cigar showed off the negative aspects of what a Connecticut shade blend can provide and I can't really see myself coming back to it.

Team Cigar Review: ATL Magic

Team Cigar Review: ATL Magic

The ATL Magic was an average cigar, but enjoyable. It lost a little bit of that pop from the first third, but there was never this amazing start followed by a dramatic drop and awful finish. It was an average Mexican San Andres offering at a nice price point with great construction. It falls into that softer Mexican offering category on the market, and that is not typically my cup of tea.

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime Fiat Lux Insight

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime Fiat Lux Insight

The A.C.E. Prime Fiat Lux Insight was a slimmer ring gauge packed tight with flavors. The flavor in itself was full, giving a spicy dose of oily red pepper spice, followed by leather, minerals and thick creaminess off dried nuts. The one thing I noticed is, you have to watch the intensity of draws. Draw too fast, and you'll quickly get unwanted char and bitterness. Great showing, I'll be back for more.

Personal Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familiar Habano

Personal Cigar Review: Pichardo Reserva Familiar Habano

The Pichardo Reserva Familiar Habano had a nice start, but as the dry earth joined in the second third and dominated, it knocked things down to average and maintained that level of enjoyment the rest of the way. With the flavor experience and the price point, this cigar isn’t something I’d see myself coming back too that frequently.

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime Luciano The Traveler

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime Luciano The Traveler

The A.C.E. Prime Luciano The Traveler had a nice start, but dropped down to average in the second third and maintained that level of enjoyment the rest of the way. The price point for this cigar is quite high and with the flavor experience I had, I'm not sure I see myself coming back to this one.

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Adrián González El Titán

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Adrián González El Titán

Despite an extremely resistant draw, the A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Adrián González El Titán delivered a balanced, engaging and overall enjoyable flavor profile through the first and second thirds. Overall strength hovered at medium levels throughout, with none of the flavors too intense on the palate.

Personal Cigar Review: Pichardo Clasico

Personal Cigar Review: Pichardo Clasico

The Pichardo Clasico had a fairly average flavor profile and experience level throughout. There were a core set of flavors with some minimal transitions. The strength was a bit sneaky, as I was feeling it a bit in the final third. The price point is approachable, so it's well worth a try, I'm just note sure how often I see myself coming back to it though.