Personal Review

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive 2018

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive 2018

The Davidoff Cigar Dojo Exclusive 2018 had a nice start, although the intense black pepper was a bit surprising. After the first third, the profile became average and a typical Davidoff White Label experience. I didn't find much unique about this iteration, but there wasn't anything bad about it. If you're a fan of Davidoff White Labels, you're sure to find something you'll like here.

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro Toro

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro Toro

The AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro Toro was a solid smoke and a cigar that fit into some classic stereotypes. It was a Maduro that was dark, rich and strong. The cigar smoked at a full level from beginning to end and the flavors paired perfectly with the body and strength. Finished with beautiful artwork on the bands, this is a great release for AJ.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Tampa FSG

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Tampa FSG

The Davidoff Tampa FSG had a nice start with the flavor components jockeying for position. By the second third, the experience became average and maintained that level the rest of the way. I really enjoy trying different blends that utilize the FSG tobacco. It's not my favorite blend utilizing the tobacco, but it was unique.

Personal Cigar Review: Tatuaje Gran Cojonú Series A

Personal Cigar Review: Tatuaje Gran Cojonú Series A

The Tatuaje Gran Cojonú Series A is an intense cigar that has body and strength. The notes of cinnamon, pepper and chocolate pair well throughout, and the currant and raisin notes at the start really add for a great opening. It has been a while since I smoked a Cojonú, but this delivers what the line is all about.

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.