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Team Cigar Review: 7-20-4 1874 Series Toro Especial

Team Cigar Review: 7-20-4 1874 Series Toro Especial

The 7-20-4 1874 Series Toro Especial was an enjoyable and interesting smoking experience. Flavors of nuts, cocoa, cedar and sweetness defined the profile with varying combinations through the review. Overall, I rated the cigar as good, and would light up an 1874 Series Toro Especial again if I had the opportunity.

Team Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack Blarney Stick

Team Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack Blarney Stick

Although it's fun and festive, I admit I almost never look forward to candela cigars. They are typically too vegetal and boring in flavors for me. In the case of the Jeremy Jack Blarney Stick, I'm happy to say it wasn't entirely like this. What especially kept me engaged was the sweet tip. I'm typically quick to take a big deuce on sweet tips, but it actually worked on this cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje ME II Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje ME II Robusto

The Tatuaje ME II Robusto began well, but once the cocoa left it became fairly average and maintained that level of enjoyment the rest of the way. While I probably won't return to this cigar all that often, I would have no problem coming back to it when I'm in the mood for this style profile on occasion. If you're a fan of Tatuaje and the San Andres blends, you're likely to find something here that you enjoy.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Número Uno L'Ambassadeur

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Número Uno L’Ambassadeur

The Joya de Nicaragua Número Uno L'Ambassadeur is simply fantastic. It is a tremendous Connecticut release and is complex from beginning to end. There is great transitioning taking place and it is always balanced. Releasing this cigar for the general cigar smoking world was a brilliant move by the company and I know I will turn to it quite frequently as my cigar of choice.

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Cuevas Reserva Natural Toro

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Cuevas Reserva Natural Toro

The Casa Cuevas Cuevas Reserva Natural Toro is a beautiful Connecticut that delivered complex flavors with depth from start to finish. There was transitioning and each third was unique. The balance between flavors, body and strength was great and the construction and draw were spot on.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas Fundador

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas Fundador

The Joya de Nicaragua Cinco Decadas Fundador was an enjoyable cigar from start to finish. The flavor profile was well balanced with varied flavor notes of bread, spices, cocoa, citrus, clover, cedar and earth. Each third presented its own take on the flavor combination which kept my interest the entire time.

Team Cigar Review: Illusione Singularé 2019 Seven Horns

Team Cigar Review: Illusione Singularé 2019 Seven Horns

In the case of the Illusione Singularé 2019 Seven Horns, it has the baseline of what a Diademas ought to be. The cigar starts off with namely soft/white flavors, soon building up to plenty of spice and minerality, but never abandoning the soft/white flavors. This is all packaged by a building strength from medium to medium plus.

Team Cigar Review: Bombay Tobak M.Esteli Torpedo

Team Cigar Review: Bombay Tobak M.Esteli Torpedo

The Bombay Tobak M.Esteli Torpedo is a pleasant smoking experience, with the most complex portion of the profile coming through in the first third. The second and last third had moments of complexity but didn't reach the levels that it demonstrated at the start. Construction was impeccable with a perfect burn and draw experience.

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Team Cigar Review: Illusione ~eccj~ 25th

Team Cigar Review: Illusione ~eccj~ 25th

There was depth, complexity and transitioning, and that took place from start to finish. It was balanced and simply a beautiful cigar. Yes, the burn was far from beautiful, but when you have a cigar that smokes like this and tastes great, who cares. The Illusione ~eccj~ 25th is a great release from 2019 and I am not surprised that Illusione delivers another gem to the market.