Cigar Reviews

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate 20 Acre Farm Toro

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate 20 Acre Farm Toro

Elegant and at the same time punchy. The Drew Estate 20 Acre Farm Toro has all the traditional (good) sides of Connecticut Shade as you would want (bread, hay, cedar). But unlike most, this one has a nice consistent dry red pepper spice backing that interplays quite well with the softer notes. I'd call this a winner.

Team Cigar Review: Villiger La Libertad Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Villiger La Libertad Robusto

The Villiger La Libertad Robusto was pleasant and dessert like through the first third. It became a darker, earth forward profile in the second third, eventually losing the balance that was delivered in the first third. The last third was more similar to the second third, as earth was the primary flavor element.

Team Cigar Review: ATL Libertad Robusto

Team Cigar Review: ATL Libertad Robusto

Not mind-blowing, but somewhat enjoyable. I will say that the ATL Libertad Robusto is another example of recent releases from TABSA showing improvement. This was a good Nica puro for TABSA when looking at the past year.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2022

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2022

The Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2022 delivered a lot of notes in the first third that would engage enthusiasts and die hard Davidoff fans, but the remainder of the cigar is not quite up to the same task for flavor complexity. No doubt that fans of the brand will find enough there to please them, for the rest of us, it isn't quite enough to warrant "Limited Edition" pricing.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cohete Reserva

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Cohete Reserva

This Tatuaje Cohete Reserva was a great little blast of Broadleaf. Shots of espresso with cojones. I loved the size and flavor profile from start to finish. It had strength, body and flavors. Complex flavors. Very enjoyable with amazing burn and construction. The espresso, oak, leather, earth, pepper and cocoa powder notes were great together. They often are, and Pete delivered on that dark Broadleaf profile.

Team Cigar Review: 601 La Bomba The Wick Maduro

Team Cigar Review: 601 La Bomba The Wick Maduro

Strength was definitely a focus on this cigar and for those that like fuller strength with some darker flavors, this 601 La Bomba The Wick Maduro delivers it. The burn issues that plagued the cigar is really what I'll remember, but in regards to the flavor profile, it just didn't bring enough to keep my interest.

Team Cigar Review: La Palina KB Series Part Three

Team Cigar Review: La Palina KB Series Part Three

You just wish there was a little more there at the beginning and the end for the La Palina KB Series Part Three to reach a higher level. I like the increase of strength and body from the first to second third, I thought the flavors were really jamming with that transition as well, but La Palina got too greedy and the final third was too much. The strength and body became too much and knocked the flavors out of the equation.

Team Cigar Review: Muga SP1014 Love n’ Passion 740

Team Cigar Review: SP1014 Love n’ Passion 740

I enjoyed the SP1014 Love n’ Passion 740. I thought this was a really nice Dominican blend that showed strength, body and flavors that you typically don't get in all Dominican blends. I don't think it will be everyone's cup of tea, but those who get behind it will really enjoy it. It is a cigar for a serious cigar smoker in my opinion. A lancero crafted for seasoned smokers who truly appreciate Lanceros. I appreciate that.

Team Cigar Review: Villiger TAA 2021 Exclusive

Team Cigar Review: Villiger TAA 2021 Exclusive

Overall, the flavor profile of the Villiger TAA 2021 Exclusive was fairly average. The cigar never really brought an interesting flavor profile, just one that is easily found in many cigars. Not something I really see myself coming back to.

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Bass Reeves Maduro

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Bass Reeves Maduro

The Protocol Bass Reeves Maduro delivered a palate intense experience in the first third that fortunately softened in the second third while still maintaining complexity and my engagement. The last third was fairly linear with a mostly wood forward profile, but overall this was a good cigar that I would happily smoke again. Having reviewed the Natural and the Maduro, I gravitate towards the Maduro and it isn't even a contest.