Dominican Republic

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora Especiales Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora Especiales Corona Gorda

I felt this was a more modern Cameroon release from La Aurora and the Dominican Republic. Yes, it is using an Ecuadorian Cameroon wrapper and not an authentic African Cameroon, but the cigar has more strength, body and darker flavors than a lot of past Cameroon releases from the company. The almond, cream, currant and Chinese spice notes were great together.

Personal Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Toro

Personal Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Toro

Overall, the flavor profile of the La Gloria Cubana Criollo de Oro Toro was pretty boring. A typical profile from the brand that didn't bring anything unique with the hybrid wrapper. The price point isn't anything crazy, but not something that I think brings value. Not a cigar I'd see myself coming back to.

Team Cigar Review: Asylum Arkham 52x6

Personal Cigar Review: Asylum Arkham 52×6

The Asylum Arkham 52x6 started well, but fell off as the chalkiness joined and the toast level increased. The final third dropped off as the char and bitterness joined. Overall, I don't see this as a cigar I'd return to as the final third took away from the positives of the first third. The price point is attractive, so it's an easy try to see what you think.

Team Cigar Review: VegaFina Vindobona Exclusivo Austria

Team Cigar Review: VegaFina Vindobona Exclusivo Austria

Overall, the VegaFina Vindobona Exclusivo Austria had an average flavor profile that was fairly boring. No real transitions until the final third and provided nothing to maintain my attention. This is about in line with the recent non-U.S. releases from the brand and is a bit of a bummer for an exclusive cigar. Not something I'd track down to smoke more of.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2022

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2022

The Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2022 delivered a lot of notes in the first third that would engage enthusiasts and die hard Davidoff fans, but the remainder of the cigar is not quite up to the same task for flavor complexity. No doubt that fans of the brand will find enough there to please them, for the rest of us, it isn't quite enough to warrant "Limited Edition" pricing.

Team Cigar Review: Muga SP1014 Love n’ Passion 740

Team Cigar Review: SP1014 Love n’ Passion 740

I enjoyed the SP1014 Love n’ Passion 740. I thought this was a really nice Dominican blend that showed strength, body and flavors that you typically don't get in all Dominican blends. I don't think it will be everyone's cup of tea, but those who get behind it will really enjoy it. It is a cigar for a serious cigar smoker in my opinion. A lancero crafted for seasoned smokers who truly appreciate Lanceros. I appreciate that.

Team Cigar Review: Villiger TAA 2021 Exclusive

Team Cigar Review: Villiger TAA 2021 Exclusive

Overall, the flavor profile of the Villiger TAA 2021 Exclusive was fairly average. The cigar never really brought an interesting flavor profile, just one that is easily found in many cigars. Not something I really see myself coming back to.

Team Cigar Review: Room101 Namakubi Ranfla

Team Cigar Review: Room101 Namakubi Ranfla

I really enjoyed the Room101 Namakubi Ranfla. I thought Booth did a great job of capturing what the Namakubi was, while at the same time delivering the quality that you get with the new Room101 blends out of Tabacalera William Ventura. It smoked like any good Room101 blend has for 11 years. Packaging is just amazing as well.

Personal Cigar Review: VegaFina 1998 Vintage 1 VF 42L

Personal Cigar Review: VegaFina 1998 Vintage 1 VF 42L

The VegaFina 1998 Vintage 1 VF 42L was an average experience throughout as it was a bit dry based on the flavor components. With this being a non-U.S. release, I can see how the flavor/strength combination was setup, but it just wasn't all that exciting. This cigar definitely showed better than the VF 50 that was a U.S. release and we reviewed previously, but it's still not something I'd really see myself coming back to.

Team Cigar Review: VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Capa 20

Personal Cigar Review: VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Capa 20

The VegaFina Fortaleza 2 Capa 20 is not a U.S. release, so I can see how the low strength, non-pepper profile would focus on Europe and other areas. It's just not a cigar that I found exciting and don't really see myself coming back to or recommending anyone to try to chase it down.