Dominican Republic

Team Cigar Review: Villiger Miami 2022 Laguito No. 1

Team Cigar Review: Villiger Miami 2022 Laguito No. 1

The Villiger Miami 2022 Laguito No. 1 is a strong addition to the Villiger lineup with balanced and restrained flavors through the first and second thirds. The last third was still pleasant but didn't harmonize as well as the rest of the cigar. With a just over light-plus strength flavor delivery, this was an enjoyable cigar that breaks up a market full of medium or stronger cigars, and I would happily seek it out to smoke again.

Personal Cigar Review: Don Diego Special Edition Pirámide Extra

Personal Cigar Review: Don Diego Special Edition Pirámide Extra

The Don Diego Special Edition Pirámide Extra had an average flavor profile throughout. The burning paper note is something that can easily torpedo a flavor profile, but this profile did a good job of not letting it get out of hand. The price point is fair for the experience, but there are plenty of other Connecticut shade cigars I'd reach for before coming back to this one.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Le Carême Belicosos Finos 2022 LE

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Le Carême Belicosos Finos 2022 LE

This Crowned Heads Le Carême Belicosos Finos 2022 LE was a fantastic belicoso. Great flavors of rich earth, strong spices, sweetness, mocha and espresso. Great evening cigar. Would highly recommend, smoke again and would love to age. Fantastic Connecticut Broadleaf.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 Gran Toro

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 Gran Toro

While the Davidoff Limited Edition 2022 Gran Toro performed well and I thought solid flavors were delivered, I don’t think the blend did a great job of capturing the three “Black Label” brands. With that, there was nothing wowing to this cigar that justified the limited title and high price. Balanced cigar with a nice increase in strength and body. Very well constructed. Came off as a less Brazilian Davidoff Escurio.

Team Cigar Review: Warped Companion de Warped

Team Cigar Review: Warped Companion de Warped

I really enjoyed the Warped Companion de Warped. The profile grabbed my attention throughout, and I liked how it went back and forth between sweet and spicy. The sweet fruit bread, coffee and cocoa qualities were great. It had a nice strength and body level as well. Burn was not as good as I would have liked, but overall, not a major issue. A nice blend that caught me by surprise.

Team Cigar Review: Matilde Limited Exposure No. 2

Team Cigar Review: Matilde Limited Exposure No. 2

The Matilde I know makes some of the best fullest flavor and balanced cigars that I've had. So when a new release comes out, I hope they don't deviate from what they do best. In the case of the Matilde Limited Exposure No. 2, they did it again. The flavors of sweet bread, followed by cedar, accented cardboard and wood tannins were tuned just right. Well done.

Team Cigar Review: El Artista Big Papi Firecracker

Team Cigar Review: El Artista Big Papi Firecracker

The El Artista Big Papi Firecracker had an average and very linear flavor profile throughout, which could be expected with its short length. To me, this size doesn't present the best of what the line can offer and I'd prefer one of the regular production vitolas when it comes to this line. Fun to smoke it in this size, but I don't see myself returning.

Team Cigar Review: Fuerte y Libre Sun Country Corona

Team Cigar Review: Fuerte y Libre Sun Country Corona

Being a cigar reviewer, I love experiences like this. An experience in which I don't know anything about the brand, the blender, the cigar factory. I love it even more when the experience turns out great, like in the case of the Fuerte y Libre Sun Country Corona. This was a great Connecticut shade, giving full flavors of all the major spectrums without being overly bitter. Nice!

Team Cigar Review: La Galera 85th Anniversary Jose Manuel Blanco

Team Cigar Review: La Galera 85th Anniversary Jose Manuel Blanco

The La Galera 85th Anniversary Jose Manuel Blanco had a nice start, but dropped to average as the creaminess departed and the profile became a bit dry. It maintained the average profile the rest of the way. I probably wouldn't see myself returning to this cigar, but between the two in the line, this is the one I'd come back to first.