Dominican Republic

Team Cigar Review: ted's Trump Presidential Cigar

Team Cigar Review: ted’s Trump Presidential Cigar

With such a nice luxurious package (for only $8 nonetheless), the flavor delivery doesn't match up. It's more of your traditional Connecticut shade with softer notes. The ted's Trump Presidential Cigar has a good presentation, but not something I'd come back to.

Team Cigar Review: Kristoff San Andres Box-Pressed Toro TAA 2020

Team Cigar Review: Kristoff San Andres Box-Pressed Toro TAA 2020

The Kristoff San Andres Box-Pressed Toro TAA 2020 was quite interesting as it moved around quite a bit with a wide combination of flavors. The price point is fairly attractive and I could see myself coming back to this from time to time.

Personal Cigar Review: Cuban Cigar Factory Benji Menendez Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Cuban Cigar Factory Benji Menendez Robusto

The Cuban Cigar Factory Benji Menendez Robusto started on a down note with the burning paper and just went downhill from there. Having smoked both versions from this line, I have to say they are a failure. Putting two legends names on these cigars and then delivering these blends at a high price point has me scratching my head. I have no interest in smoking this again.

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora TAA Exclusivo

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora TAA Exclusivo

The La Aurora TAA Exclusivo represents the type of quality that all TAA cigars should deliver. A complex assortment of flavors, with each third delivering a consistently good experience, with construction to match. I would happily smoke more of these at the earliest opportunity.

Team Cigar Review: El Artista The Slugger by Big Papi

Team Cigar Review: El Artista The Slugger by Big Papi

I would call this a smooth, but at the same time, semi-rustic cigar. Although I would smoke the El Artista The Slugger by Big Papi again, I am curious what the cigar would taste like with greater wrapper influence and less filler influence. If I'm in for 2 to 3 hours of smoking, I'd do it again. But for mouthfeel, can we move out of the parejo head and give it a tapered head?

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Maduro Robusto No. 4

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Maduro Robusto No. 4

The Diamond Crown Maduro Robusto No. 4 didn't deliver an engaging or dynamic flavor profile that I would expect from a cigar with a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. Although the flavors were pleasant, they never combined in a way that would make this cigar stand out from other Maduros. At this price point, it might be difficult to compete with the vast amount of other Connecticut Broadleaf cigars in the market competing in this space.

Team Cigar Review: Cuban Cigar Factory Manolo Quesada Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Cuban Cigar Factory Manolo Quesada Robusto

For the Cuban Cigar Factory Manolo Quesada Robusto, the cardboard started subdued but kept building to the point where it sort of ruined the other flavors. That really is too bad because there are some great flavors to the cigar. I'll put this on the back burner to revisit down the road.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Ginza 10th Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Ginza 10th Anniversary

Buttery, oily, rich with roasted nuts, bread, subtle confectioners sugar and creamed coffee wrapped up in medium strength and body. This is what is required to be an excellent long smoking experience. This type of experience almost makes me believe a cigar is worth nearly $40. I enjoyed every bit of the Davidoff Ginza 10th Anniversary and I hope to experience it again someday.

Team Cigar Review: AVO Improvisation LE 2020

Team Cigar Review: AVO Improvisation LE 2020

The AVO Improvisation LE 2020 has a really nice start, delivering some lovely cream, earth, coffee and raisin notes, but the changes that take place in the second and final thirds really take away from the beginning. Not a bad release, but far from the best AVO and not limited edition quality in my opinion.

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4

The Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4 has a very elegant and silky smoking experience that was enjoyable. This is a long standing blend that has stood the test of time. While the price is a bit high, it's a good experience that I would recommend in the evening after a nice meal. Definitely a cigar to look forward to and one that delivers consistently.