Team Review

Team Cigar Review: Pappy Van Winkle Tradition Belicoso Fino

Team Cigar Review: Pappy Van Winkle Tradition Belicoso Fino

The Pappy Van Winkle Tradition Belicoso Fino is our second vitola reviewed within this line. Looking back at the Toro format, the tasting notes of this Belicoso Fino seemed like I was smoking two different cigars. The Toro was generic in flavors whereas the Belicoso Fino was distinct and fuller in flavors. This format is no doubt the clear winner of the two.

Team Cigar Review: Bespoke Basilica C #1

Team Cigar Review: Bespoke Basilica C #1

While not a complex profile, the flavors the cigar produced were good, centering around aged and slightly spicy cedar and cream. For those that enjoy smooth flavors with a low strength level, this cigar delivers just that.

Team Cigar Review: Camacho Diploma Special Selection

Team Cigar Review: Camacho Diploma Special Selection

Classic Camacho Honduran Corojo goodness that takes me back to the early days of Camacho. Sometimes I smoke a cigar and I am reminded of the "good old days of smoking cigars." The Camacho Diploma Special Edition is just that. The creaminess and nuttiness paired by just the right amount of spice and earth (especially in the first third) was a pleasure and one that I will smoke again and again.

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Quattro F55M Vibrato

Team Cigar Review: Aging Room Quattro F55M Vibrato

Reviewing my flavor notes, I basically just wrote about cardboard and variations of spice (baking spices and black pepper spice). These notes were too boring, especially for such a large sized cigar. If the cigar had more complexities working off the bread, coffee and nuts, this would have greatly enhanced the flavor profile. But as it stands, just an average tasting cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack JJ14 Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Jeremy Jack JJ14 Corona Gorda

The Jeremy Jack JJ14 shows just how far you can push the complexity of a cigar with an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, without losing the essence of Connecticut flavor. The Aganorsa tobaccos blend together in a delightful combination of flavors that never seem to overpower the palate.

Team Cigar Review: HVC San Isidro Hermoso

Team Cigar Review: HVC San Isidro Hermoso

Medium-full strength, medium bodied, rich and full of flavors sums up the HVC San Isidro Hermoso. The oily mouthfeel gave way to a great array of flavors. The only downside is the pesky burn. But overall, a pleasure to smoke and will gladly purchase them with no regrets.

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli Robusto

The Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli Robusto started off with a pine note and a little metallic component but quickly moved to the core flavors that were presented for the majority of the experience. The price point is attractive, so fans of this flavor profile or of the Black Market in general will probably like this. For me, I was looking for a bit more complexity as the flavor profile was quite linear.

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown Corona

Team Cigar Review: Drew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown Corona

The Drew Estate Undercrown Sun Grown Corona is by far my favorite format in the line. Having smoked the Flying Pig, Toro and now the Corona, the Corona packs the most amount of punch in flavor intensities. The flavor intensities are also well matched by a stronger cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Grind Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Grind Robusto

This Diesel Grind Robusto was an average tasting experience for me. The underlying generic dry wood and cardboard/paper note was a bit monotonous. If you are a fan of AJ's blending style, this is a no brainer to pick up, especially at such a great attractive $6 price point. As for me, I will look towards other AJ offerings.