Figurado

Statesman The Statesman

Team Cigar Review: Statesman The Statesman

The Statesman The Statesman had an average flavor throughout, with a pretty light strength level. Nothing bad about the flavor profile, but also nothing intriguing. This is the first cigar I've smoked from the brand, and while I wouldn't see myself returning to this cigar, I'd be interested in trying some of their other offerings.

Nestor Miranda NM80 Ruky

Team Cigar Review: Nestor Miranda NM80 Ruky

Almost good. Almost the bride. But still a bridesmaid. The core earthy profile of dirt grit and construction paper is a good baseline of a quality traditional cigar. But it needs to build off these components. The first third managed to do so by adding spice and some stone fruit, but the latter two thirds failed. At day's end, almost doesn't warrant a high likelihood of a revisit of the Nestor Miranda NM80 Ruky for me.

Tatuaje 10th Anniversary Capa Especial Belle Encre

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 10th Anniversary Capa Especial Belle Encre

The Ecuador Sumatra variation of the 10th Anniversary was a good choice. The profile for most of the smoking experience was an enjoyable one, giving sweet cedar, game/meatiness and plenty of roasted nut creaminess. There's also something special about a perfecto in which it's enticing to look at, especially following its burn line. More of this Tatuaje 10th Anniversary Capa Especial Belle Encre please.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Rabbit Limited Edition 2023

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Year of the Rabbit Limited Edition 2023

The Davidoff Year of the Rabbit Limited Edition 2023 had a complex profile through the first two thirds and then became less dynamic in the final third. It really amped up the profile from multiple blends the company has employed previously. This is a cigar I'd definitely come back to, but the high price point is a bit of a detractor. Nice to see a step back up for the Year of series.

Team Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Senetjer

Team Cigar Review: Highclere Castle Senetjer

I really enjoyed this Highclere Castle Senetjer and the flavor profile delivered. Balanced with some dry earth and cocoa qualities. Balance of sweet and peppery with the spices. Great construction. Well made cigar with nice strength and body to pair the flavors as well. Beautiful presentation. Hard to not buy a box of these cigars. Great offering by Highclere Castle and Foundation.

Team Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Dorado Figurado

Team Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez New World Dorado Figurado

I really enjoyed the AJ Fernandez New World Dorado Figurado, and it was a nice return to the New World line/brand. I thought it was a solid Nicaraguan puro that delivered an enjoyable flavor profile that was present throughout. Not overly complex, or showing a lot of transitioning, but an overall good blend. I prefer the Toro vitola offering, but a nice Figurado.

Personal Cigar Review: Punch Rare Corojo Aristrocrat

Personal Cigar Review: Punch Rare Corojo Aristocrat

The Punch Rare Corojo Aristocrat had an average flavor profile throughout. The first third had the most complexity, but as some components began dropping out, the profile was very linear and boring. Not a cigar I would see myself coming back to, but a cigar that is definitely approachable for newer smokers.

Team Cigar Review: Asylum Ten 11/18

Team Cigar Review: Asylum Ten 11/18

I enjoyed the Asylum Ten 11/18, and it is no surprise. You present me with a Honduran blend like this and I will be happy. It is balanced and has a profile to my liking. There are subtle flavors throughout, and it is focused around wood, earth, barnyard and cream notes. Nice body and strength with that as well.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Avion Tuxtla

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje Avion Tuxtla

I found the Tatuaje Avion Tuxtla to be the most enjoyable of the Tuxtla offerings. With that, a really good Mexican offering overall. Brought me back to all the past Avions I have smoked, which was enjoyable as well. A good experience. Balanced cigar with great construction and draw. Enjoyable flavor profile. Nice notes of cocoa, espresso, earth and leather.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Disciple Bala

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Disciple Bala

The Rocky Patel Disciple Bala delivers quite the visual spectacle for the pre-light, and there is a time through the first third where the cigar shows promise, unfortunately the dark and earthy nature of the profile just becomes palate fatiguing for the remainder of the review. Although I do really enjoy full bodied cigars, the Bala seemed to provide strength at the expense of flavor complexity.