Personal Review

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.

Personal Cigar Review: Micallef Migdalia Corona Extra

Personal Cigar Review: Micallef Migdalia Corona Extra

The Micallef Migdalia Corona Extra started with a simple but nice flavor profile, but once it reached the second third it was fairly average and continued that way throughout. I liked how this cigar started, but it's probably not something I'll be in a hurry to revisit, but I'm still interested in smoking through their various lines.

Personal Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Hands Connecticut Coloniales

Personal Cigar Review: Southern Draw 300 Hands Connecticut Coloniales

The price point is quite attractive for this line and for those that find they like this, could be something they smoke often. For the Southern Draw 300 Hands Connecticut Coloniales, it's probably not something I'd be in a hurry to revisit, but like I mentioned, it's intrigued me enough to see if a different vitola provides more of what I'm looking for.

Personal Cigar Review: HVC First Selection Limited Edition Broadleaf Toro

Personal Cigar Review: HVC First Selection Broadleaf Toro

This is what Broadleaf over Nicaraguan tobacco is all about. The HVC First Selection Broadleaf Toro is complex while showing transitioning and smoking at a medium-full level. You can't ask for more out of a Broadleaf release.

Personal Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Neanderthal LH

Personal Cigar Review: RoMa Craft Neanderthal LH

The RoMa Craft Neanderthal LH is a fantastic size and takes the line to a higher level. Even if you have been a fan of the Neanderthal line, you need to understand that this vitola is an improvement. It lets you get that great filler blend with the larger ring gauge and the pressing really helps the wrapper and the smoking experience.

Personal Cigar Review: Zino Platinum Exclusive Series Washington D.C.

Personal Cigar Review: Zino Platinum Exclusive Series Washington D.C.

The Zino Platinum Exclusive Series Washington D.C. was a great cigar and all the Zino Platinum Exclusive Series smokes have been. It is complex and balanced throughout and it has a nice body and strength level with the flavors. The cherry and oak qualities were lovely, and the pairing between those and the musty wood were quite enjoyable.

Personal Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Signature Selection Maduro Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Signature Selection Maduro Robusto

Overall, the Aganorsa Leaf Signature Selection Maduro Robusto is a great cigar and an exciting release for the company. The cigar is rich and complex while showing balance and some transitioning throughout. The draw was perfect for the type of cigar that it is and the construction was spot on as well.