Reviews

Team Cigar Review: Villiger Do Brasil Claro Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Villiger Do Brasil Claro Robusto

The experience of the Villiger Do Brasil Claro Robusto went like this. First two thirds, wow, I am impressed by what Brazilian Connecticut shade can do. The final third, more average. This is a cigar that is packed with full flavors without much strength. I can see myself enjoying a couple as my starter cigar for the day.

Team Cigar Review: HVC 500 Years Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: HVC 500 Years Anniversary

I was incredibly pleased with the HVC 500 Years Anniversary and would consider it one of their best cigars. In some ways, he truly created a cigar that honors Havana. With wonderful packaging and aging potential, this is a cigar to buy boxes of to smoke now and age.

Team Cigar Review: 7-20-4 WK Series Churchill

Team Cigar Review: 7-20-4 WK Series Churchill

The 7-20-4 WK Series Churchill is a very approachable and flavorful experience with changing complexities. I enjoyed all three thirds equally providing dessert-like sweet buttered bread, dried nuts, soft cedar and varying levels of spice and minerality. This cigar will no doubt go in the rotation.

Team Cigar Review: Warzone Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Warzone Robusto

The Warzone Robusto is a very good cigar and a great release for Espinosa and General Cigar. I think it shows the talent in the blending for Espinosa and what they could do with more tobacco in their hands. I have always said that I would love to see the company release something very different, and this is it. For General, this is one of the best cigars they have been involved in for some time.

Personal Cigar Review: ADVentura The Conqueror Emperor's Edition

Personal Cigar Review: ADVentura The Conqueror Emperor’s Edition

The ADVentura The Conqueror Emperor's Edition started with a nice profile, but from the second third on, it dropped down to average. The re-lights likely played into the dropping of enjoyment. I was liking how things started and was hoping for that to continue, but it wasn't to be. The overall profile was nice and mellow with low strength, and I'm liking what I've tried from the brand.

Team Cigar Review: Fratello Classico Corona

Team Cigar Review: Fratello Classico Corona

I really enjoyed the Fratello Classico Corona. The flavors are balanced and nuanced throughout the smoking experience, highlighting the best of what a corona vitola has to offer.

Team Cigar Review: Freyja 12 Brísingamen

Team Cigar Review: Freyja 12 Brísingamen

I went into the Freyja 12 Brísingamen thinking that the cigar was going to be a slightly stronger Freyja and really smoke like a big/full offering out of Tabacalera Palma. That was not the case at all. This cigar was elegant, not that Palma releases aren't, but much more elegant than I was expecting. These smoke good now and will age even better.

Personal Cigar Review: Crowned Heads La Coalición Gordito

Personal Cigar Review: Crowned Heads La Coalición Gordito

The Crowned Heads La Coalición Gordito started well, and if the profile from the first third had maintained itself throughout, we'd be talking about a really good cigar. As it sits, it's still a fairly good offering although the price is a bit high. I would smoke this again, but it's not something that's high on my list to revisit.

Team Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Natural

Team Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Natural

I was a fan of the La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Natural, but I tend to be a fan when LFD makes a Dominican blend finished with a Nicaraguan wrapper. I think the blend is balanced and it has an old school flavor profile that shows the quality of Dominican tobacco with a high quality Nicaraguan wrapper.

Team Cigar Review: Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Sungrown No. 60

Team Cigar Review: Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Sungrown No. 60

The Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Sungrown No. 60 had a nice start with some complexity and then the second third saw a bit of a drop as some flavors left the profile. This was my first time smoking anything from this line and it was a nice experience. Not something I'll go to frequently, but when the opportunity arises, I wouldn't shy away from smoking it again.