Nicaragua

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Red Meat Lovers 2020

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Red Meat Lovers 2020

I was pleased with this Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Red Meat Lovers 2020 and thought it showed depth and transitioning. This was a complex blend that showcased and benefitted from the tobaccos being used, wrapper to filler. This might be one my favorite Saka blends to come out of NACSA.

Team Cigar Review: Warped Maestro Del Tiempo 6102R 2020

Team Cigar Review: Warped Maestro Del Tiempo 6102R 2020

The Warped Maestro Del Tiempo 6102R 2020 had an enjoyable and engaging flavor composition through the first and second thirds. While the last third wasn't as complex, it was still quite pleasant. For me, I felt the original 2016 release had more complexity through the first and second thirds, and the final third was also one step better.

Personal Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Dominique Wilkins

Personal Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Dominique Wilkins

The A.C.E. Prime M.X.S. Signature Dominique Wilkins had a nice start, but once the dry earth joined in the second third, it put a bit of a damper on things and the experience was just average the rest of the way. The price point is fairly high on this cigar, but it did provide a lengthy smoking time of about three and a half hours, so there's some slight value there.

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Manzanita Toro

Team Cigar Review: Southern Draw Manzanita Toro

The Southern Draw Manzanita Toro started out promising in the first third with a dessert like flavor experience. The profile changed significantly moving into the second and last thirds, losing my attention through the review. I find almost everything from Southern Draw to be enjoyable for my palate, so I think I will return to the Manzanita in a few months to see if it evolves over time.

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus

The Drew Estate Liga Privada Único Serie Bauhaus is a nice addition to the Unico Serie and for fans of the series, would definitely be worth trying to acquire some from the European market if you can track them down. I'd have no problem smoking more of these, likely in the evening after a nice meal and I could see it pairing well with a nice brown spirit of your choosing.

Personal Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Stateline

Personal Cigar Review: Jas Sum Kral Stateline

The Jas Sum Kral Stateline had a nice combination of flavors through the first two thirds and then dropped to average in the final third when char joined in. To me, most store exclusives tend to be a bit of a letdown, but in this instance, I felt the cigar was a nice surprise. There was a nice balance between flavor and strength which is always appreciated. I'd recommend people seek this out and give it a try.

Team Cigar Review: Epic Ten

Team Cigar Review: Epic Ten

The Epic Ten was a pleasant, slightly above average, albeit underwhelming review experience considering the anniversary nature of the cigar. The Epic Ten did deliver some good flavors through the first third. I had high hopes for the cigar, given the Cameroon wrapper, and my enjoyment of other past Epic releases.

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua No. 2

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua No. 2

Typically, based on smoking experience, when I see another non-Cuban Montecristo, I assume an average experience. My assumption basically made an ass out of myself. The Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua No. 2 was far from average, being quite complex with sweet Hawaiian bread, barnyard, herbal tea and baking spices for most of the smoking time (last third lost steam). I'll happily smoke more of these.

Personal Cigar Review: Particulares Deliciosos

Personal Cigar Review: Particulares Deliciosos

The Particulares Deliciosos overall was fairly average. In the first third, once, the black pepper joined, it seemed a bit too aggressive compared to the rest of the profile. As the cigar progressed and the pepper faded away, it was fairly linear as it was slightly charred oak and mustiness. I don't really see myself coming back to this one and will revisit the No. 1 vitola instead.

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Project 40 Maduro 5.50

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Project 40 Maduro 5.50

The Alec Bradley Project 40 Maduro 5.50 is a solid offering and more memorable to me than the original Project 40. It is a nice and enjoyable blend that is affordable and approachable as well. It is not overly complex, but it delivers a decent profile from start to finish.