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Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular Toro

Team Cigar Review: Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular Toro

This Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Angular Toro is one of those cigars that could have been more. The flavors were overall generic, but if they were fuller, it could have easily been a good cigar. With that said, it's something I would not be interested in returning to.

Somm Rioja Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Somm Rioja Robusto

The first third had a good showing of fuller flavors in pepper, hay, cream, nuts and construction paper. However, as the second progressed, staleness overtook the profile and the flavors became less distinct. With all that said, this Somm Rioja Robusto is a pass for me.

Espinosa Sumatra Toro

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Sumatra Toro

The flavor profile of the Espinosa Sumatra Toro was overall an enjoyable one. Tons of creaminess in cedar, stone fruit and coffee. But the creaminess didn't overwhelm as it did a good job of interplaying against the aforementioned notes. Slight tick down for the construction of burn and draw (but not a material one). With all that said, I'd be happy to smoke more of these.

Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto

Hey, this Honduran Corojo is purdy good. It has that nice pepper spice through the nostrils, but the accompanying depth of stone fruit and mixed nuts wraps it up very well. I wasn't a big fan of the stale cedar in general, but for the majority of the cigar it was tampered quite well. No doubt will be happy to smoke this Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto again.

Drew Estate Chateau Real Crystale Deluxe

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Chateau Real Crystale Deluxe

Early on in FQ1 of reviews, looks like I already found my bang for the buck cigar of the year with this Drew Estate Chateau Real Crystale Deluxe. I have fond memories of the original Chateau Real from my early days of cigar smoking. I'm happy to say this re-release did not disappoint and actually was a nice delight to smoke. Well done team DE.

Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro

Team Cigar Review: Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro

The Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro delivered some engaging and interesting flavor combinations through the first third, and was pleasant for the remainder of the review while lacking a lot of the dynamic character that was initially present. I'm glad I had the opportunity to smoke and review the Don Doroteo Salt of the Earth Piedra Viva Toro, but I don't think this is a cigar I would be likely to revisit.

Espinosa Las 6 Provincias ZDT

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Las 6 Provincias ZDT

This Espinosa Las 6 Provincias ZDT might be the most finessed Espinosa cigar that I've ever had. From first draw, there was an immediate sense of balance and cohesiveness. The flavors of creamed coffee, anise and toasted nuts complimented each other well. Will be happy to smoke more of these.

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.

Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto

The Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto had a nice flavor profile through the first two thirds with good balance and flavor delivery. The final third dropped a level as some wood bitterness joined in and the black pepper became very light. This is a pretty nice Connecticut shade offering and definitely a step up from the Maduro for me. The price point is attractive and I'd be interested in trying some of the other vitolas.

Plasencia Cosecha 151 San Diego

Team Cigar Review: Plasencia Cosecha 151 San Diego

The Plasencia Cosecha 151 San Diego did a great job of providing a meaty and rustic flavor experience. The darker notes had the ability to create a thick and layered palate (the kind where even having food will not help). I'll gladly smoke more of these.