Cigar Reviews

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Avion Tuxtla

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Avion Tuxtla

I found the Tatuaje Avion Tuxtla to be the most enjoyable of the Tuxtla offerings. With that, a really good Mexican offering overall. Brought me back to all the past Avions I have smoked, which was enjoyable as well. A good experience. Balanced cigar with great construction and draw. Enjoyable flavor profile. Nice notes of cocoa, espresso, earth and leather.

Team Cigar Review: Peter James Los Estoico 54 Habano

Team Cigar Review: Peter James Los Estoico 54 Habano

The Peter James Los Estoico 54 Habano does not top the charts in the amount of words I've written on a review, but it also delivers a number of flavors that combine in a balanced way around the medium strength mark. I'd happily smoke the Peter James Los Estoico 54 Habano again, this is my kind of cigar, and I think with the strength being around medium, it should have fairly broad appeal.

Personal Cigar Review: Oliva Serie O Natural Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Oliva Serie O Natural Robusto

The Oliva Serie O Natural Robusto had a nice start with a nice combination of flavors and transitions. The second third dropped down a level as the baking spice departed and the final third dropped another level as the bitterness joined in. With the low price point, this is an easy try, but it wouldn't be my first choice to revisit in the Oliva portfolio and I wouldn't see myself coming back to this particular line all that often.

Team Cigar Review: JRE Aladino Classic Corona

Team Cigar Review: JRE Aladino Classic Corona

The JRE Aladino Classic Corona offered balanced and interesting flavors that at times were up to medium-full strength but remained balanced through the majority of the cigar review. I would definitely smoke the JRE Aladino Classic Corona, especially when you factor in the approachable price point.

Team Cigar Review: Villiger TAA 2022

Team Cigar Review: Villiger TAA 2022

More of these TAA releases please. "These" in the sense of a good blended cigar using good tobacco. Not in the sense of collaborating with other brands per se. This Villiger TAA 2022 is all about the expected goodness of a Hector Alfonso blended cigar. Punchy, yet flavorful and balanced. Well done.

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Baka Hunter Gatherer

Team Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Baka Hunter Gatherer

The review of the RoMa Craft Baka Hunter Gatherer was consistent with the sample I smoked years ago before the trade show. The flavors are nuanced, layered and balanced, and deliver engagement through the entire review. I'd happily continue to smoke these on the regular, especially given that the price point is reasonable for a cigar with a Cameroon wrapper.

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka The Bewitched

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka The Bewitched

This Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra de Saka The Bewitched was one of the most balanced and composed Saka blends that I've had. Each flavor blended well without ever being spikey (sans the final third). Even saying this, the cigar did showcase what I find in many of Saka's blends, (earthiness, good body and depth). I'll gladly smoke more of these.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 7th Tuxtla

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 7th Tuxtla

In my opinion, in true, fairly typical fashion, Pete nails the body. There aren't that many good cigars with medium plus body these days, but Pete seems to know how to achieve that and pair it with flavors that compliment it quite well. Even with this said, I still prefer the Habano versions of the Brown Label. But this Tatuaje 7th Tuxtla was neat to smoke for a little change up.

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione hl Candela

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione hl Candela

The Illusione hl Candela started well, with a nice combination of flavors. The second third dropped a level as the flavor profile wasn't as dynamic as it was in the first third and maintained that level the rest of the way. This is probably one of the best candela offerings on the market, but with that said, it isn't a cigar I would come back to all that frequently.

Team Cigar Review: Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe 10th Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe 10th Anniversary

It's good to be reminded of Azarias' harmonious blending capabilities. I don't often smoke his brand, but after this experience, I need to think twice about that. The profile of the Cordoba & Morales Finca Santa Fe 10th Anniversary showed great balance of spice, earth, sweet and fruit. It touched on everything a good cigar should be. I look forward to having more of these.