Fable Two Things

Team Cigar Review: Fable Two Things

I enjoyed the Fable Two Things. I thought it was a really good barber pole. Nice flavor profile from start to finish. Great construction as well. Nice blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco. Connecticut in there as well with the wrapper. I've got more than two nice things to say about this creative piece of work.

Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich 55

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich 55

The Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich 55 is unquestionably a more full bodied Espinosa cigar, but it still manages to deliver flavor nuances and some subtlety at times. The last third started out well, but became earth forward as it progressed. Despite being a larger format cigar, I thought it delivered well on flavors and the price point is in line with the current cigar market. I'd happily smoke another one of these again.

Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Domaine Rouge Toro

Team Cigar Review: Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Domaine Rouge Toro

Cavalier Genève brings another winner into the cigar market with the Cavalier Genève Inner Circle Domaine Rouge Toro. This time, it feels like the first time I had a cigar from them, bringing elegance, easy going, and a well melded flavor profile. Smokers of premium classic brands such as Davidoff, Avo, CLE should really look at this brand, as surely there are gems to be found here.

Crowned Heads La Vereda No. 50

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads La Vereda No. 50

The Crowned Heads La Vereda No. 50 had some promising moments in the first third, but the remainder of the review experience was flat, with no dynamic character that made the experience stand out from the crowd for me. Crowned Heads has put out a number of cigars over the years that have really impressed me, and the La Vereda No. 50 was one I was looking forward to. The combination of flavor profile and premium price point make this an easy pass in the future for me, unfortunately.

Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo Papas Fritas

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo Papas Fritas

This Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Connecticut Corojo Papas Fritas is a fun smoke that delivers a ton for what it is and how cheap it is. I loved the profile though, I can see some not caring for it, and I think the vitola is great. It is small enough to deliver the flavors of this blend and not have it become too much or monotonous. I have smoked a handful of these, and they are all great.

RoMa Craft Quinquagenario

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Quinquagenario

The RoMa Craft Quinquagenario does a good job of showcasing flavor profiles that you would recognize as RoMa Craft, while blending something unique and engaging that isn't currently in the portfolio. The first and second thirds were the most engaging for me, with the second third rising to the top as my overall favorite. I will happily smoke more Quinquagenarios at the earliest opportunity.

Buenaventura Maduro BV 500

Team Cigar Review: Buenaventura Maduro BV 500

Up until this review, Buenaventura made some of the most easy going (yet flavorful) blends in the market. But this Buenaventura Maduro BV 500 turned that entirely upside down and the company decided to go balls to the wall on not just the strength, but a bold flavor profile. Unfortunately, the flavor profile wasn't pleasant so this is one of the few Buenaventuras that I can't recommend.

Powstanie Connecticut Toro

Team Cigar Review: Powstanie Connecticut Toro

This Powstanie Connecticut Toro is a nice showing of Connecticut Shade. I enjoyed the profile being more spice and tannins driven first and then followed by the softer side of sweet and creamy roasted mixed nuts. Great, especially for a kick starter of the day, or breakfast.

Casa 1910 Soldadera Edition La Coronela

Team Cigar Review: Casa 1910 Soldadera Edition La Coronela

The Casa 1910 Soldadera Edition La Coronela delivered some enjoyable flavors, and at times seemed to highlight the Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper with dark fruit notes. The last third did its best to deliver a similar profile, but it wasn't as balanced as the rest of the cigar. This is one of the top Casa 1910's I've smoked, and I'd be interested in trying another to see if the last third would improve without a combustion issue.

Crux Epicure Habano Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Habano Robusto

The Crux Epicure Habano Robusto was an enjoyable review and might be one of my favorite releases from Crux in the past few years of releases. I found some engaging flavor combinations in the first and second thirds that were relatively balanced, with the earthiness in the last third taking a step down. I would definitely smoke the Crux Epicure Habano Robusto again, both based on the flavor profile delivered and the reasonable price point for the current market conditions.