Cigar Reviews

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 5 Year Anniversary Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 5 Year Anniversary Corona Gorda

The Black Label Trading Co. Bishops Blend 5 Year Anniversary Corona Gorda has a consistently good flavor profile from start to finish. The 5 Year Anniversary release seemed to be a bit of a departure from previous annual releases. This cigar will appeal to BLTC fans and the reduced strength and body should bring in a wider audience of cigar smokers.

Team Cigar Review: Micallef Connecticut Toro

Team Cigar Review: Micallef Connecticut Toro

The Micallef Connecticut Toro had a nice start, with a good combination of flavors. This is definitely a punchier and fuller strength Connecticut shade. It also provides none of the traditional components of hay or bitterness. I'd be up for this cigar from time to time when I'm looking for a fuller bodied and strength Connecticut.

Team Cigar Review: Dondurma

Team Cigar Review: Dondurma

Overall, the Dondurma had a smooth delivery of flavors that are a bit of a deviation from the typical heavier and more rustic Saka blends. I would definitely smoke this again, but the near $16 price point is a bit steep. But nonetheless, a good cigar.

Team Cigar Review: AVO Improvisation LE 2020

Team Cigar Review: AVO Improvisation LE 2020

The AVO Improvisation LE 2020 has a really nice start, delivering some lovely cream, earth, coffee and raisin notes, but the changes that take place in the second and final thirds really take away from the beginning. Not a bad release, but far from the best AVO and not limited edition quality in my opinion.

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4

The Diamond Crown Maximus Toro No. 4 has a very elegant and silky smoking experience that was enjoyable. This is a long standing blend that has stood the test of time. While the price is a bit high, it's a good experience that I would recommend in the evening after a nice meal. Definitely a cigar to look forward to and one that delivers consistently.

Team Cigar Review: Diplomáticos Norteños Edición Regional Canadá 2018

Team Cigar Review: Diplomáticos Norteños Edición Regional Canadá 2018

The Diplomáticos Norteños Edición Regional Canadá 2018 was a great release under the brand and a terrific regional for Canada. I would definitely buy a box of these, smoking some now and aging the rest. I loved the flavor profile, it was always balanced and the flavors played off of one another perfectly.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Robusto

The Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Robusto was a fairly average flavor profile overall, with the most interesting components coming in the first third. Notes of cedar, powdered cocoa, baking spices and graham cracker. For a cigar that is built around slow smoking, I found the smoking time to be a stretch to make the 1 hour and 30 minute mark.

Team Cigar Review: Macanudo Inspirado Palladium Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Macanudo Inspirado Palladium Robusto

The Macanudo Inspirado Palladium Robusto was an enjoyable and pleasant smoking experience. Although, the final third didn't have the same levels of complexity present in the first two thirds. Overall, the strength never seemed to climb above medium minus and I feel like this cigar could appeal to a broad range of cigar smokers.

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Delirium

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Delirium

Diesel Delirium is a powerful cigar. One of the most powerful cigars I have had this year, and the most powerful of the Diesel releases I have smoked, it is a full strength and body cigar that comes with matching flavors. If you are looking for a beast of a cigar, I suggest picking one of these up and then waiting for the sweet spot at the finish.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje TAA 2020

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje TAA 2020

The Tatuaje TAA 2020 is an enjoyable release with a complex flavor combination of baked goods. The strength settles roughly around the medium mark and I never found my palate overwhelmed. I think Tatuaje fans will be happy with this release and with the approachable profile should bring in other cigar smokers to the brand as well.