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Personal Cigar Review: El Septimo Sacred Arts Collection Da Vinci

Personal Cigar Review: El Septimo Sacred Arts Collection Da Vinci

The El Septimo Sacred Arts Collection Da Vinci was enjoyable for the first inch and a half or so, and then after that, it became a bit monotonous. It was very toasted cedar and dry earth focused with none of the other components really adding anything to elevate it. All of the cigars in the series are quite pricey, so I wouldn't see myself coming back to this one, but would be up for trying some of the the offerings.

Team Cigar Review: Privada Cuban Daiquiri

Team Cigar Review: Privada Cuban Daiquiri

The Privada Cuban Daiquiri had an average flavor profile throughout that was a bit drying on my palate. Not a lot of transitioning, so pretty linear. I don't see this as a cigar that I would come back to as the flavor profile didn't provide anything to really keep my attention.

Personal Cigar Review: El Septimo Gilgamesh Collection Sable Shamash

Personal Cigar Review: El Septimo Gilgamesh Collection Sable Shamash

The El Septimo Gilgamesh Collection Sable Shamash had an average flavor profile throughout. I'm sure bringing out the lighter a few times didn't help. Always interesting trying a new brand, but at the high price point, it's not something I'd return to. I do look forward to trying some of their other offerings though.

Team Cigar Review: Atabey Corona Cigar 25th Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Atabey Corona Cigar 25th Anniversary

The Atabey Corona Cigar 25th Anniversary, for the vast majority of the time, had a wonderful, full flavor experience that ranged from sweet and pastry like to earthy and spice. I certainly don't think it's worth the commanding price point of $34, but I can see myself smoking one here and there on rare special occasions.

Team Cigar Review: Bombay Tobak M.Esteli Torpedo

Team Cigar Review: Bombay Tobak M.Esteli Torpedo

The Bombay Tobak M.Esteli Torpedo is a pleasant smoking experience, with the most complex portion of the profile coming through in the first third. The second and last third had moments of complexity but didn't reach the levels that it demonstrated at the start. Construction was impeccable with a perfect burn and draw experience.

Team Cigar Review: Bombay Tobak MQBA Diadem

Team Cigar Review: Bombay Tobak MQBA Diadem

Diademas are special vitolas, so you better have a good blend when all is said and done. The Bombay Tobak MQBA Diadem may not be the type of cigar that a more seasoned smoker looks for, or one who wants more body and strength, but I found it really enjoyable. A very elegant introductory cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Byron Serie Siglo XXI Aristócratas

Team Cigar Review: Byron Serie Siglo XXI Aristócratas

Overall, I enjoyed my experience with the Byron Serie Siglo XXI Aristócratas. For fans of softer and more subtle notes (think a more traditional Connecticut shade or Cuban cigar), this will be a good fit. The only gripe I have is, for such a long (3 hour) smoking time, there weren't enough transitions and build ups as I'd like it to have.

Team Cigar Review: Atabey Spiritus

Team Cigar Review: Atabey Spiritus

The Atabey Spiritus is a complex and rich Lancero smoking experience. The cigar has bold flavors that don't overwhelm the palate, for a truly luxurious profile. If you are an Atabey fan, or are simply looking for a premiere smoking experience, you would do well to pick yourself up a Spiritus.

Team Cigar Review: MBombay Classic Torpedo

Team Cigar Review: MBombay Classic Torpedo

The MBombay Classic Torpedo is on the higher cost side, but as most of the MBombay offerings, it can earn that. If you like a good dose of flavor with a lower strength level, then this is a cigar that is well worth seeking out. I'm looking forward to smoking more.

Personal Cigar Review: Byron Siglo XX Londinenses

Personal Cigar Review: Byron Siglo XX Londinenses

This would be more of a special occasion smoke and in that regard, the cigar doesn't disappoint. If you reach for this cigar, make sure it's something you can dedicate the time to uninterrupted as it deserves your full attention to get all of the flavors it presents. I would gladly smoke more of these when the opportunity presents itself.