Team Review

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo Epic Vintage 12 Blue Toro

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo Epic Vintage 12 Blue Toro

The Montecristo Epic Vintage 12 Blue Toro kept me interested and engaged through the first and second thirds, with at times intense flavors that managed to find a balance and harmonize. The last third was a bit of a disappointment with a largely wood driven profile that didn't offend, but didn't provide anything special

Team Cigar Review: United Cigar Abuelo Nieta

Team Cigar Review: United Cigar Abuelo Nieta

The United Cigar Abuelo Nieta was fairly engaging in the first third, and provided a rather light-plus and approachable smoking experience for the second and last thirds. Overall, it was a pleasant cigar review, even if the complexity of the flavor profile didn't rise to the category of a Good rating.

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Et tu, Brute?

Team Cigar Review: Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Et tu, Brute?

The Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Et tu, Brute? had some highlights in the first third with interesting complexity, but lost most of those notes by the second third, leaving me with a fairly average experience for two thirds of the cigar. I would smoke another Et Tu Brute? again if I had the opportunity, if only to see whether the flavor performance could live up to what the first third offered.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Fausto The Old Man and the C Culebra

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Fausto The Old Man and the C Culebra

There is something redeeming about a unique cigar like the culebras smoking good. But the fact that the three cigars are quality cigars, and the fact that they happen to be culebras is amazing. I am sure there are plenty of cigar smokers out there that have never smoked a culebra, but with the Tatuaje Fausto The Old Man and the C Culebra, you are getting something of quality with fun presentation.

Team Cigar Review: Camacho Liberty 2021

Team Cigar Review: Camacho Liberty 2021

Granted, I haven't consistently kept up with the Camacho Liberty Series (especially the newer releases), I never had this type of lackluster experience. And being completely honest, this Camacho Liberty 2021 borderlines being average and subpar. The mixture of flavors were odd and unbalanced being oddly bitter and leathery dry vegetation driven with minerals and cedar.

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Toro

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Toro

I enjoyed the Drew Estate Liga Privada H99 Toro because of the flavors delivered, but I don't think that this is a cigar for a lot of smokers. This is more fruity and lighter. When you think of wines that are very berry heavy or jammy, Malbec comes to mind, but this is more of a very strawberry Rosé. I know that sounds crazy, but that is the best way for me to describe the smoking experience. Funky smoke.

Team Cigar Review: Saint Luis Rey Carenas Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Saint Luis Rey Carenas Robusto

The first third of the Saint Luis Rey Carenas Robusto started out promising, with some flavors that became balanced about halfway through. The second and final thirds were quite linear, not offering up much in the way of complexity to keep me engaged. Given that the price point on the Carenas Robusto is fairly average for the marketplace, there isn't much about the flavor delivery that would interest me in coming back.

Team Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Rare Pink Vintage 1960's Short Story

Team Cigar Review: Arturo Fuente Rare Pink Vintage 1960’s Short Story

I love the cause that goes with the Arturo Fuente Rare Pink Vintage 1960's Short Story, and I love the packaging, but I am not sold on the cigar. The blend has solid core flavors of citrus, cedar and pepper, but I was hoping for a little more. The wrapper is very dominant on the cigar, and it has a nice profile, but I think it needs to be balanced out some and the way to do that is by providing a larger offering.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Dominicana Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Dominicana Robusto

I really enjoyed the Davidoff Dominicana Robusto, and it is nice to see a cigar like this being made by Davidoff again. It is one of those Dominican focused cigars that are full in flavors and body, but not overly strong at the same time. There is balance to the cigar, and because of that, it is appealing to many smokers.

Team Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Maduro Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Maduro Corona Gorda

The Crux Epicure Maduro Corona Gorda was a good offering of the Epicure Maduro blend in a vitola that seems to shine. The first third was the most complex, and the second third delivered enough flavor balance to maintain interest. The complexity fell off in the last third but was still pleasant.