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Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Haut 10 Gordo

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Haut 10 Gordo

The flavor profile of the Illusione Haut 10 Gordo really declines past the first third, you could make the case for the second third and it just lacked an enjoyable smoking experience. To say I was incredibly disappointed would be accurate and for an Illusione release, I would say it is a bust.

IPCPR 2018: Davidoff Interview

Seth had the opportunity to sit down at IPCPR 2018 with Sam Reuter, Director and Global Brand Ambassador Davidoff and Edward Simon, Chief Marketing Officer Davidoff to talk about the company and their products.

IPCPR Media Recap Show

IPCPR 2018 Media Recap Show

As part of our coverage of the IPCPR 2018 trade show, we wanted to bring in some other cigar media members, along with our expanded team here at Developing Palates, to have a discussion about the event and surrounding topics.

Personal Cigar Review: Camacho Liberty 2005 Throwback

Personal Cigar Review: Camacho Liberty 2005 Throwback

I was not impressed with the Camacho Liberty 2005 Throwback. It lacked a flavor profile that showed balance and diversity. While there was some transitioning from when the ring gauge increased and decreased, it did not deliver a complex flavor profile that could have flourished with the changes of the ring gauge from start to finish.

Team Cigar Review: Camacho Coyolar Super Toro

Team Cigar Review: Camacho Coyolar Super Toro

In remembering how the original Coyolar smoked, I would say this cigar is not as strong as that but it has more flavors than the original. Of all the Camacho offerings that have been re-released/modified since Davidoff took over, this is the closest to what the old Camacho Coyolar smoked like. A solid cigar that will do well with the old Camacho fans that loved the strong Honduran smokes.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Selección 702 Limited Edition

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Selección 702 Limited Edition

The Davidoff Selección 702 Limited Edition is an enjoyable cigar with a very nice flavor profile from start to finish. This is a flavor focused cigar, it's not about the strength or body, and while there is not a lot of transitioning from start to finish there is some transitioning present.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Gusto

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Gusto

The Davidoff Gusto delivers what I love about Ecuadorian Sumatra offerings and while it is limited and pricey, it is deserving on all fronts. If you have not yet smoked them, and you can get them, I highly recommend you pick them up. If there were more Ecuadorian Sumatra offerings on the market like this, I would be a happy man!

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro

The Montecristo Epic Craft Cured Toro was full of flavors that are straight to the point and focused. I typically am not all that excited to smoke a non-Cuban Montecristo (don't judge by the brand I know) but this one completely changed my perspective. Time to track down more of these.

Personal Cigar Review: Camacho Candela

Personal Cigar Review: Camacho Candela

The Camacho Candela delivers those candela qualities while at the same time shows some peppery and earthy qualities. It had guts, and that is what you need with a candela wrapper to make it successful.

Personal Cigar Review: La Instructora Perfection Invicto

Personal Cigar Review: La Instructora Perfection Invicto

The La Instructora Perfection Invicto is a fun size that gives the smoker the experience to enjoy all the tobaccos in the blend and see the impact that they have on the cigar with a different ring gauge. If you want to know what quality Dominican Criollo '98 and Dominican Piloto Cubano taste like, this is a cigar that will give you just that.