Reviews

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.

Personal Cigar Review: HVC First Selection Limited Edition Broadleaf Toro

Personal Cigar Review: HVC First Selection Broadleaf Toro

This is what Broadleaf over Nicaraguan tobacco is all about. The HVC First Selection Broadleaf Toro is complex while showing transitioning and smoking at a medium-full level. You can't ask for more out of a Broadleaf release.

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.

Personal Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Neanderthal LH

Personal Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Neanderthal LH

The RoMa Craft Neanderthal LH is a fantastic size and takes the line to a higher level. Even if you have been a fan of the Neanderthal line, you need to understand that this vitola is an improvement. It lets you get that great filler blend with the larger ring gauge and the pressing really helps the wrapper and the smoking experience.

Team Cigar Review: Don Lino Africa Duma

Team Cigar Review: Don Lino Africa Duma

It is great to see the Don Lino Africa Duma back, and it is a solid cigar, but I would have loved to see more Cameroon in the blend. I would love to get a little bit more Africa in a cigar that revolves around the continent. With that being said, solid and enjoyable flavors in the first and second third with a slight bit of harshness in the end.

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.

Personal Cigar Review: Zino Platinum Exclusive Series Washington D.C.

Personal Cigar Review: Zino Platinum Exclusive Series Washington D.C.

The Zino Platinum Exclusive Series Washington D.C. was a great cigar and all the Zino Platinum Exclusive Series smokes have been. It is complex and balanced throughout and it has a nice body and strength level with the flavors. The cherry and oak qualities were lovely, and the pairing between those and the musty wood were quite enjoyable.

Team Cigar Review: Room101 FARCE Maduro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Room101 FARCE Maduro Robusto

The first third of the Room101 FARCE Maduro Robusto had a nice dark profile with impressive depth and matching strength. The burning cardboard that joined in, knocked the enjoyment level down a notch and the cigar could never shake it. If you're a fan of a dark profile with matching strength, it's worth your time to give this a try to see what you think.

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.