Dominican Republic

Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Limited Edition

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Limited Edition

This Davidoff Aniversario No. 1 Limited Edition was a nice Double Corona. From beginning to end it had my attention with the flavors delivered and it’s balance. Nice level of complexity. Not much transitioning, but you don't find that a lot with Davidoff. It did have that solid and fairly complex core flavor profile however, and the peanut butter notes were enjoyable. The combination of spices with that made for a nice touch on the finish.

E.P. Carrillo Encore Black

Team Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Encore Black

The E.P. Carrillo Encore Black had a nice start with a good balance of flavors, but the profile took a step down from the second third on as the earth steadily increased and the pepper fluctuated in fullness. Overall, not a cigar I'd really see myself coming back to as the profile wasn't all that intriguing.

Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Toro

The Macanudo Inspirado Jamao Toro was an overall pleasant flavor delivery which will likely satisfy many light to medium cigar smokers. I found the best combination of flavors to be through the second third with the first and last thirds being pleasant but not as dynamic.

Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8 Sun Grown

Personal Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8 Sun Grown

The Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8 Sun Grown had a nice profile through the first tow thirds with the toasted cedar, baking spice and meatiness with a nice chewy smoke. The final third took a step back as the meatiness departed and some wood staleness and bitterness joined in. It's nice coming back to some of these long standing lines that deliver with a very approachable price point. I'd easily come back to this cigar in the future.

La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo

Personal Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo

The La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo had a promising start in the first third, with interesting flavor combinations that kept me engaged. As the cigar continued, each third seemed to step down in balance and flavor combinations leading to a disappointing last third. I'm glad I had the opportunity to review the La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo, but based on the flavor delivery, this isn't something I"d return to.

Adrian Magnus Black Black

Team Cigar Review: Adrian Magnus Black Black

The Adrian Magnus Black Black was an overall pleasant experience, with the first third delivering the most dynamic flavor combinations for me. I'd be happy to continue to explore the Adrian Magnus offerings, although the Black Black isn't something I'd be likely to return to without factoring price into the consideration. While the cigar was pleasant, I was hoping the second third was going to be more dynamic and keep me engaged.

Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular Toro

Team Cigar Review: Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular Toro

This Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular Toro is one of those cigars that could have been more. The flavors were overall generic, but if they were fuller, it could have easily been a good cigar. With that said, it's something I would not be interested in returning to.

Somm Rioja Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Somm Rioja Robusto

The first third had a good showing of fuller flavors in pepper, hay, cream, nuts and construction paper. However, as the second progressed, staleness overtook the profile and the flavors became less distinct. With all that said, this Somm Rioja Robusto is a pass for me.

Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro

Team Cigar Review: Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro

The Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro delivered some engaging and interesting flavor combinations through the first third, and was pleasant for the remainder of the review while lacking a lot of the dynamic character that was initially present. I'm glad I had the opportunity to smoke and review the Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro, but I don't think this is a cigar I would be likely to revisit.

Macanudo Inspirado Tercio Aged Toro

Team Cigar Review: Macanudo Inspirado Tercio Aged Toro

The Macanudo Inspirado Tercio Aged Toro was overall pleasant, with reasonably balanced flavor combinations, but I didn't find there was enough dynamic combinations or anything that would elevate it above other offerings in the Macanudo line. This likely isn't something I'd return to, I'd see myself gravitating towards the Macanudo Inspirado White which has always been a consistent performer for me.