Dominican Republic

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Robusto No. 4

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Robusto No. 4

For the fans of traditional Connecticut shade cigars, they'll find something they are familiar with and can enjoy in the Diamond Crown Robusto No. 4. The price point is a bit high for the offering and many cigars that smoke similar to this can be found for less. I'd have no problem smoking this again, but based on price, it wouldn't be my first choice for this style of cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Quesada 1974 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Quesada 1974 Robusto

The Quesada 1974 Robusto was an overall average tasting cigar with very good construction. The first third's slick and oily delivery of baking spices, minerals and bread was a good starting point. However, as the cigar continued, it mainly became the same spice and earth character without the bread to break up the monotony. Purchase a couple to try, but probably no more than that.

Team Cigar Review: San Pedro de Macorís Sun Grown Robusto

Team Cigar Review: San Pedro de Macorís Sun Grown Robusto

The San Pedro de Macorís Sun Grown Robusto is an enjoyable offering and a solid blend. I like how the wrapper works on the cigar and the flavors delivered throughout are enjoyable. With the price tag of this cigar and all of the San Pedro offerings, these are box purchase smokes.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Complexion Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Complexion Toro

The Davidoff Complexion Toro is a solid release that has an enjoyable flavor profile and a great strength and body level. I do feel the cigar would have performed much better if the first third profile was more present in the second and final, in particularly the second third, but that was not the case.

Team Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019

Team Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019

The Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019 is possibly the best Dominican puro I have smoked in 2019 and to be honest, one of the best cigars I have had this year as well. It was complex with great body and strength and the flavors were off the chart. There was beautiful transitioning throughout each third and the depth as well was sublime.

Team Cigar Review: San Pedro de Macorís Nicaragua Robusto

Team Cigar Review: San Pedro de Macorís Nicaragua Robusto

The San Pedro de Macorís Nicaragua Robusto had a rich and nuanced first and second third with balanced and enjoyable flavors. The last third lost most of the cigars complexity and was almost entirely driven by cedar flavors. This is another solid performer in the San Pedro line and I think Royal Agio is poised to clean up on the value category this year.

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora 1985 Maduro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora 1985 Maduro Robusto

The La Aurora 1985 Maduro Robusto was a great cigar that delivered on so many levels. There is a lot to be impressed with in this cigar, and another great quality is how well it shows that La Aurora knows how to work with so many different types of tobacco in so many blends.

Team Cigar Review: AVO Improvisation LE19

Team Cigar Review: AVO Improvisation LE19

The AVO Improvisation LE19 starts out complex and interesting in the first third, but declines in balance and intensity as the cigar progresses. I get the impression this cigar might balance out the middle and last third given some time to rest.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Robusto Real Especiales 7

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Robusto Real Especiales 7

The Davidoff Robusto Real Especiales 7 was a bit of a puzzle for me, as I found the overall flavor experience to be quite average. The first third delivered some of the typical standout notes I would expect from a Davidoff, however, once in the middle third, the flavor complexity fell off rapidly.

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Connecticut Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Connecticut Robusto

Given the premium price point, and listed tobacco blend, I would have expected more flavor complexity out of these. If you gravitate towards the Cohiba brand, and are a Connecticut Shade smoker, this cigar will likely appeal to you.