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Tatuaje 20th RL22

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 20th RL22

Summary words that come to mind are raw, heavy, unapologetic. The profile had a deepness in dirt grit, torched cedar and red pepper spice that pressed forward from start to finish. I would have enjoyed some more softer notes to taper all the earth heaviness. I can see guys liking this, but this Tatuaje 20th RL22 just isn't for me.

Tatuaje 20th EL22

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 20th EL22

The Tatuaje 20th EL22 is a lovely cigar that I look forward to smoking again when it is warmer. Great summer cigar. Balanced with a nice selection of flavors, but not over the top. Medium in strength and body. Not overly complex, or showing a ton of transitioning, but a nice flavor profile throughout.

Angel Cuesta Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Angel Cuesta Toro

The Angel Cuesta Toro started well, with a classic flavor profile. From the second third on, the profile was average, with the final third kind of teetering on being good. This is a slight step down from the Salomones vitola, possibly due to the burn issues. The flavor profile is unique and I like it when it's on, the price point just doesn't do it for me, especially with the burn issues I've experienced in the two vitolas I've smoked.

Partagas de Bronce Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Partagas de Bronce Corona Gorda

The Partagas de Bronce Corona Gorda started out with some interesting flavors in the first third, centered around floral and lavender components. As the cigar progressed, the profile became more linear and average. Given the ultra premium price point, I was expecting more from the flavor profile, so this is something I wouldn't return to based on my experience.

Personal Cigar Review: J.C. Newman The American Double Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: J.C. Newman The American Double Robusto

The overall profile for the J.C. Newman The American Double Robusto was pretty average throughout with some slight transitions that never took the cigar to a higher level. In my opinion, this is not the best vitola for the line and I wouldn't really see myself returning to this one.

Team Cigar Review: Angel Cuesta Salomones

Team Cigar Review: Angel Cuesta Salomones

I enjoyed the Angel Cuesta Salomones blend, and I can see myself smoking different vitolas of the line. It is not overly complex, but it had a really enjoyable and easy flavor profile from start to finish. Just a nice level of complexity and flavors for a cigar you can sit back and relax with and take your time.

Team Cigar Review: HVC La Rosa 520 Rare of Rare

Team Cigar Review: HVC La Rosa 520 Rare of Rare

The HVC La Rosa 520 Rare of Rare was a balanced cigar with a complex flavor profile. Lots of depth with some transitioning throughout the thirds. Nice strength and body; match the flavors of the cigar well. It has been some time since I have had a really good Ecuadorian Sumatra release, feels like years, but this delivered that great lighter Ecuadorian Sumatra flavor profile I enjoy.

Team Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary The Raji

Team Cigar Review: Herrera Esteli Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary The Raji

The Herrera Esteli Miami Smoke Inn 25th Anniversary The Raji was a bit of a rare miss for me. The first third was a fairly intense spicy and earth combination that I found worked. As the cigar progressed, the earth components took over and it became more earth forward which took away from the complexity and other flavors.

Team Cigar Review: Cuesta-Rey No. 95 Cameroon

Team Cigar Review: Cuesta-Rey No. 95 Cameroon

"True" Cameroon wrappers have always been intriguing to me. There's the ideal of where it should come from, where the best come from, and there is talk about how if it's right, it'll taste rich in spice and sweetness alike. But the (my) reality is, I haven't had many good ones. Then comes this Cuesta-Rey No. 95 Cameroon. Rich, sweet, spicy and full of flavors. This was great from first to last draw.

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Serie M Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Serie M Corona Gorda

The Cohiba Serie M Corona Gorda is a great cigar, and a nice follow up to the initial release. It is close in quality and flavors to the original, and different in it's own way because of the vitola. I felt this offering was slightly more intense, with flavors and strength, and I am not surprised based off the smaller ring gauge.