Dominican Republic

Team Cigar Review: Casa Magna Liga F Toro

Team Cigar Review: Casa Magna Liga F Toro

I enjoyed this Casa Magna Liga F Toro. I thought the flavor profile was on point in the first and second third, but it was Dominican. There may be some Nicaraguan tobacco in the blend, but this is a Dominican cigar. I am interested in trying other sizes. I can't compare it to the other Casa Magnas, probably because it has been so long since I smoked a Casa Magna, but I was pleased with so many aspects of this cigar.

Personal Cigar Review: Solitaro The Hook Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Solitaro The Hook Toro

It's always fun trying something from a new brand to see what may come about, but with this Solitaro The Hook Toro, it was a fairly average experience that ended on a bit of a down note. I don't see myself returning this cigar, but would be interested to see what future releases may come from the brand.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Chefs Edition 2021

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Chefs Edition 2021

For being high priced at $39 and especially bearing the Davidoff brand name, the Davidoff Chefs Edition 2021 was a disappointment. The astringent leather stayed on my palate hours after smoking the cigar. Not even food helped the matter. I know Davidoff can and should do better than this. I will not be back for more.

Team Cigar Review: Gurkha Real Toro

Team Cigar Review: Gurkha Real Toro

The Gurkha Real Toro was a pleasant, albeit fairly average flavor experience throughout. The last third was unbalanced and did detract somewhat. The profile is quite light, and certainly fits for a more classic Connecticut profile, so would appeal to cigar smokers who only smoke in the lighter end of the spectrum. For me, this cigar didn't do enough to differentiate from the other Connecticut offerings in the market.

Team Cigar Review: Warped Chinchalle

Team Cigar Review: Warped Chinchalle

I was very excited to see how Warped would utilize non Aganorsa tobaccos. After smoking the Warped Chinchalle, it's honestly a big let down. This is basically everything I hate about a cigar: acrid, bitter and sharp. I sure hope it gets better from here. Given my lack of enjoyment, it can really only go up from here.

Team Cigar Review: Blackbird Macaw

Team Cigar Review: Blackbird Macaw

Judging by the cover of the book, I thought a developing brand plus a high $16 price tag gave me a bit of an eye roll. But when I lit up the Blackbird Macaw and got through the first third, I was happy to be wrong. Beautifully spicy and sweet with a deep, long finish. Regrettably, the next two thirds didn't taste very good as there was too much harshness seeping through. Nice start, but it didn't finish strong.

Team Cigar Review: El Artista Buffalo Ten Connecticut

Team Cigar Review: El Artista Buffalo Ten Connecticut

$5 for an overall flavor profile that is good. This equates to buy, buy, buy. If you like all the great softer flavor notes in a good Connecticut shade with a bit more spice, the El Artista Buffalo Ten Connecticut is no doubt for you. Even if you don't, I think you should buy a fiver for only $25 to try it. Big flavors, small hit to the wallet. You really can't beat that.

Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo VII Tales of the Land: Navarrete

Team Cigar Review: Saga Short Tales Tomo VII Tales of the Land: Navarrete

The Saga Short Tales Tomo VII Tales of the Land: Navarrete started out with some interesting flavor combinations, and lost much of the complexity by the second third. I did find the second and last thirds to be pleasant, albeit not overly complex. Given the price point to flavor delivery here, I'd be hesitant to return to this cigar as it didn't offer quite enough to keep me interested.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff 702 Series No. 2

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff 702 Series No. 2

The Davidoff 702 Series No. 2 had an interesting orange oil note that I don't recall getting before, but overall the profile wasn't that pleasurable. The combination of the toasted wood and orange oil was a bit aggressive and with some dryness and then the bitterness later, it wasn't ever able to create a balanced profile.

Personal Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro Especial No. 6

Personal Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro Especial No. 6

It just seemed that the E.P. Carrillo Selección Oscuro Especial No. 6 ran out of gas in the second third and couldn't maintain the enjoyable profile being produced prior. The price point is very attractive, so the cigar is an easy recommend to try one to see what you think, but I don't really see myself returning to this one on any sort of regular basis.