Cigar Reviews

Team Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Maduro Toro

Team Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Maduro Toro

The cigar falls into the same one liner summary that I've used for most of the new cigars coming out of Tabacalera AJ Fernandez lately; great construction but the flavors are fairly average. I think the Crux Epicure Maduro Toro would appeal to cigar smokers who typically reach for the more mass market style of Maduro cigars.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Selección de Torcedor 2019

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Selección de Torcedor 2019

Overall, I liked the flavor profile (sans the last third) of the Joya de Nicaragua Selección de Torcedor 2019. There were more softer and smoother notes to the cigar (creamy bread, cherry soft candy with trailing baking spices). That, coupled with perfection in burn and draw performance, creates an experience worth visiting.

Team Cigar Review: Mombacho Cosecha 2014

Team Cigar Review: Mombacho Cosecha 2014

For this year's Mombacho Cosecha 2014, it was a good showing, albeit not fantastic. The main issue I have with this year's release is the underlying wood bitterness constantly lingering on my palate. Without that, the other flavors are great (rich nuttiness, cedar, baking spices, red pepper spice, minerals).

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Robusto No. 4

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Robusto No. 4

For the fans of traditional Connecticut shade cigars, they'll find something they are familiar with and can enjoy in the Diamond Crown Robusto No. 4. The price point is a bit high for the offering and many cigars that smoke similar to this can be found for less. I'd have no problem smoking this again, but based on price, it wouldn't be my first choice for this style of cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Quesada 1974 Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Quesada 1974 Robusto

The Quesada 1974 Robusto was an overall average tasting cigar with very good construction. The first third's slick and oily delivery of baking spices, minerals and bread was a good starting point. However, as the cigar continued, it mainly became the same spice and earth character without the bread to break up the monotony. Purchase a couple to try, but probably no more than that.

Team Cigar Review: San Pedro de Macorís Sun Grown Robusto

Team Cigar Review: San Pedro de Macorís Sun Grown Robusto

The San Pedro de Macorís Sun Grown Robusto is an enjoyable offering and a solid blend. I like how the wrapper works on the cigar and the flavors delivered throughout are enjoyable. With the price tag of this cigar and all of the San Pedro offerings, these are box purchase smokes.

Team Cigar Review: Punch Egg Roll

Team Cigar Review: Punch Egg Roll

I'm a bit taken back by how much I enjoyed the Punch Egg Roll. This was a well executed short robusto and just the right size to have all the notes pull through nicely. I hope General Cigar makes more renditions of this in the future. Maybe Spring Roll for next years release?

Team Cigar Review: Crux Limitada Redline Toro

Team Cigar Review: Crux Limitada Redline Toro

Whenever I read Crux using their signature Nicaraguan Engañoso wrapper leaf, I know I'm in for a treat based off how much I enjoyed the original PB5 and IPCPR Limitadas. For the Redline version, I felt as if the cigar was more spice forward (red pepper spice and cedar) and didn't have as well melded of a formula as the OG PB5 and IPCPR Limitadas. But overall, it is still a good cigar and worth checking out.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Complexion Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Complexion Toro

The Davidoff Complexion Toro is a solid release that has an enjoyable flavor profile and a great strength and body level. I do feel the cigar would have performed much better if the first third profile was more present in the second and final, in particularly the second third, but that was not the case.

Team Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019

Team Cigar Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019

The Nat Sherman Timeless Limited Edition TAA 2019 is possibly the best Dominican puro I have smoked in 2019 and to be honest, one of the best cigars I have had this year as well. It was complex with great body and strength and the flavors were off the chart. There was beautiful transitioning throughout each third and the depth as well was sublime.