Personal Review

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary

The Davidoff of Geneva 25th Anniversary is a fantastic blend and it had depth and complexity throughout. It is an elegant Dominican puro and my favorite use of the Yamasa wrapper to date. The size really works with the blend and I like this offering in a large format.

Personal Cigar Review: Platinum Nova Platinum Batch Torpedo

Personal Cigar Review: Platinum Nova Platinum Batch Torpedo

The Platinum Nova Platinum Batch Torpedo never had a profile that was beyond average, but the floral note in the first half was a nice touch. This is a pretty easy going cigar without much transition and a low strength level. This type of cigar could appeal to many smokers as this may be just what they're looking for.

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.

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.

Personal Cigar Review: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Toro

The Gurkha Nicaragua Series Toro was fairly average throughout and didn't provide much in the way of exciting moments. It's interesting to see an Aganorsa sourced blend for the brand and we'll see if this leads to more offerings. If so, I would be interested to try them, but for this cigar, it's not something I see myself returning to.

Personal Blind Cigar Review: Flor de Cesar Toro Largo

Personal Blind Cigar Review: Flor de Cesar Toro Largo

This cigar had the core main flavors that make up a good cigar. Sweetness, spice, wood and earth. The flavors themselves were good, but as a whole lacked harmony. Whoever blended this likes a heavier dose of strength and spice, even at times tipping the balance of sweetness and spice.

Personal Cigar Review: H. Upmann 175th Anniversary

Personal Cigar Review: H. Upmann 175th Anniversary

Overall, the H. Upmann 175th Anniversary was average throughout. I was looking forward to this specially fermented wrapper, but it was run over by the typical AJ Fernandez flavor profile which was disappointing. The flavor profile and price will likely steer me away from revisiting. I'd love to see this wrapper used by another blender just to see what it could do.

Personal Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Copper Corona Gorda

Personal Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Copper Corona Gorda

The Joya de Nicaragua JOYA Copper Corona Gorda started fairly average and remained that way the whole time. It's possible that the tight draw muted the flavor a bit, but what was presented were some general flavors that can be found in any number of cigars. The price point is nice for this line and would lead me to being open to trying other vitolas to see how they smoke.