Cigar Reviews

Team Cigar Review: HVC 500 Years Anniversary Selectos

Team Cigar Review: HVC 500 Years Anniversary Selectos

The HVC 500 Years Anniversary Selectos had some enjoyable complexity in the first third, and while I found the middle and last thirds to be pleasant, they lacked the same complexity that would elevate the experience to a good rating. For an anniversary cigar, I was anticipating more complexity, as HVC has managed to deliver on these type of releases in the past.

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Estelí Puro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Estelí Puro Robusto

The Diesel Estelí Puro Robusto was a medium-full to full bodied experience that didn't skimp on complexity through the first and second thirds. This is the essence of the Diesel brand that I came to enjoy many, many years ago. What I appreciated is that the cigar brought intensity and strength, but didn't do it at the expense of a range of flavors.

Team Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Casa Fernandez Aniversario Cuban 109 Maduro

Team Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Casa Fernandez Aniversario Cuban 109 Maduro

The Aganorsa Leaf Casa Fernandez Aniversario Cuban 109 Maduro was a pleasant cigar experience, with the greatest complexity coming in the first third. Given the price point and the presentation of the cigar, I was expecting at least more complexity through the second third. I would smoke this cigar again, although I might sit on it for a few months in the faint hope that the profile improves through aging.

Team Cigar Review: Falto La Pureza

Team Cigar Review: Falto La Pureza

The Falto La Pureza is a lovely cigar and a great vitola. There is balance with the blend and complexity and transitioning. Very approachable, the flavor profile is perfect for morning, afternoon or evening. They smoke well now, but I believe they will age great. A lovely blend that was enjoyable from start to finish.

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brûlée Blue

Team Cigar Review: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brûlée Blue

The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brûlée Blue is a good cigar that has amazing construction and great flavors. The cigar is complex and balanced and it keeps that solid medium body and strength profile from beginning to end. It is much better than the original Brûlée release and the vitola offering is better as well.

Team Cigar Review: Esteban Carreras Cashmere Boolit

Team Cigar Review: Esteban Carreras Cashmere Boolit

The Esteban Carreras Cashmere Boolit is a solid Connecticut and the pricing makes it very appealing. It is not a Connecticut I would definitely gravitate to if I had options, but I would be happy with selecting this if my options were limited.

Team Cigar Review: Gurkha San Miguel Toro

The Gurkha San Miguel Toro was an average cigar from start to finish. It produced an AGANORSA flavor that you find with some of the lower end offerings. This wasn't a cigar composed with the best AGANORSA tobacco. It was earthy with some damp wood and pepper spice. Medium-full throughout. Nothing really to write home about and expand on.

Team Cigar Review: HVC Hot Cake Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: HVC Hot Cake Corona Gorda

I really wish the start to the HVC Hot Cake Corona Gorda would have maintained itself throughout as we'd then be talking about a really special cigar. The price point is quite attractive and I'd be willing to come back to this just for what the first inch provided. Definitely something I'd recommend people check out.

Team Cigar Review: Crux Limitada PB5 2020

Team Cigar Review: Crux Limitada PB5 2020

The Crux Limitada PB5 2020 was overall a pleasant experience, rating just above average for complexity and flavors. The construction was excellent. Given the limited nature of the cigar, I was expecting the complexity to be better through the second and last third, but I would smoke this cigar again if I had the opportunity.

Team Cigar Review: J.C. Newman Yagua

Team Cigar Review: J.C. Newman Yagua

The J.C. Newman Yagua had an interesting flavor profile, and might be one of the better Broadleaf wrapped cigars in 2020. Although the burn performance was absolutely abysmal, I will be returning to at least one more Yagua to see how it compares to the review experience.