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Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Gigantes

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Gigantes

The Illusione Gigantes had a fairly average flavor profile throughout. Just simple flavor components that didn't do anything to elevate the cigar. The price point is fairly attractive for the size, so if you're a fan of larger ring gauges, this could be something to try. It didn't seem to translate the similar blend from the Rothchildes vitola and I'd go to that offering over this one.

Cigar News: STG to Appeal Decision in Cohiba Trademark Ruling

The U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) yesterday ruled in favor of Cuban-government-owned Cubatabaco in its lawsuit against Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s (STG) General Cigar Company over the trademark registrations for the COHIBA mark in the United States.

Team Cigar Review: Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Toro

Team Cigar Review: Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Toro

The Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Toro is both very approachable and a nuanced connoisseur's blend. New cigar smokers will enjoy the easy going nature of the cigar, while seasoned cigar smokers will find subtleties and balance. Given how all Cavalier Genève offerings are so approachable, this one takes it to the next level. Nicely done.

Cigar News: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Connecticut Announced

Espinosa Premium Cigars is proud to announce the addition of a Connecticut core line to the Knuckle Sandwich portfolio. A soft launch of the Knuckle Sandwich Connecticut will begin in January 2023, and will be made available early to Espinosa Lounges and select accounts nationwide.

Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

Team Cigar Review: Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale

The Freud SuperEgo Lonsdale had an elegant and nuanced flavor profile throughout, with consistently balanced and lighter flavor combinations. The SuperEgo Lonsdale is a cigar you have to pay attention to, and even at times dig to grasp the flavor nuance. With all of that said, I was impressed and will happily smoke another of these when I have an opportunity.

Personal Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Sixty Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Sixty Toro

The Rocky Patel Sixty Toro had an average flavor profile throughout with just some slight transitioning to the levels of flavors that were focused around toasted oak, earth and black pepper. This is the second vitola in the line that I've reviewed, and I prefer the Robusto a bit better as it started off on a higher note. I don't really see myself coming back to this cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Sfumato in C Major

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Sfumato in C Major

I don't remember the last time I had a balanced and nuanced Crowned Heads, and I freaking love it! To be honest, Crowned Heads has been a swing and a miss for quite some time (especially the limited edition releases). But the Crowned Heads Sfumato in C Major cures all past blends.

Team Cigar Review: Ferio Tego Timeless Ten Years

Team Cigar Review: Ferio Tego Timeless Ten Years

I really enjoyed the Ferio Tego Timeless Ten Years, and I thought the cigar was balanced while producing lovely flavors. Burn was not great, but that was not an issue. Yes, it would help with the score, but that does not deter me from smoking more. Price might, but not the burn. Again, good transitioning and complexity throughout. Nice depth. Good blend for the company.

Personal Cigar Review: Oliva Serie G Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Oliva Serie G Robusto

The Oliva Serie G Robusto provided a nice, classic flavor profile and walked that fine line with the bitterness through the first two thirds on the positive side. As the bitterness reemerged and built up in the final third, it dropped the enjoyment level down a bit. The price point on the cigar is fantastic and with the flavor profile delivered, it's a no brainer to come back to and recommend.

Team Cigar Review: Cuba Aliados by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Cuba Aliados by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Robusto

The Cuba Aliados by Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Robusto started out promising in the first third with a good combination of flavors that were engaging. By the second third, the profile was linear, and by the last third, almost entirely wood forward. There wasn't much here that would entice me to return to this cigar again, especially when you factor in the price point.