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Team Cigar Review: Montecristo Espada Signature Limited Edition Valiente

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo Espada Signature Limited Edition Valiente

The Montecristo Espada Signature Limited Edition Valiente was a pleasure to smoke from first draw to the very last draw. Altadis USA made the right decision in going to Plasencia for this blend. A well balanced blend showing sweet and creamy toasted nuts, lots of great earthiness and well mannered minerals. Keep this collaboration coming!

Personal Cigar Review: HVC Serie A Famous Exclusivo

Personal Cigar Review: HVC Serie A Famous Exclusivo

The flavor profile of the HVC Serie A Famous Exclusivo was fairly muddled throughout and didn't do anything to really maintain my attention. The cigar was about on par with the Perlas vitola I had reviewed earlier. The price point is attractive, but I just don't see it as a cigar I'd really come back to.

Personal Cigar Review: Platinum Nova Personal Reserve Leo 11

Personal Cigar Review: Platinum Nova Personal Reserve Leo 11

Overall, the Platinum Nova Personal Reserve Leo 11 had a pretty basic flavor profile that just had slight transitions in fullness of the components. The burn issues didn't seem to effect the flavor profile, but did put a damper on the overall smoking experience. An interesting limited cigar to smoke, but not something I see myself returning to.

Team Cigar Review: Privada Cuban Daiquiri

Team Cigar Review: Privada Cuban Daiquiri

The Privada Cuban Daiquiri had an average flavor profile throughout that was a bit drying on my palate. Not a lot of transitioning, so pretty linear. I don't see this as a cigar that I would come back to as the flavor profile didn't provide anything to really keep my attention.

Team Cigar Review: Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found EMS Toro

Team Cigar Review: Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found EMS Toro

The Bolivar Cofradia Lost & Found EMS Toro delivered layered, subtle and nuanced flavors through the first two thirds which kept me engaged and satisfied. The last third wasn't quite up to the same levels, but still pleasant. Once you factor in the price point on these, this would be an absolute no brainer cigar to be smoking on a regular basis.

Team Cigar Review: Villiger TAA 2021 Exclusive

Team Cigar Review: Villiger TAA 2021 Exclusive

Overall, the flavor profile of the Villiger TAA 2021 Exclusive was fairly average. The cigar never really brought an interesting flavor profile, just one that is easily found in many cigars. Not something I really see myself coming back to.

Personal Cigar Review: Diesel Sunday Gravy San Marzano

Personal Cigar Review: Diesel Sunday Gravy San Marzano

The Diesel Sunday Gravy San Marzano was about what I expected from the brand at this price point, a bundle type flavor profile. While the first third was average, it went downhill from there and isn't something that was all that enjoyable. If you're a Diesel fan or a bundle smoker, give it a try, but I can't see myself coming back to this.

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel White Label Toro

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel White Label Toro

This is the ideal Connecticut shade flavor profile I look for. Soft notes galore, with sweetness and creaminess upfront, and accented wood and spice notes. But I have a major gripe about this Rocky Patel White Label Toro. The price tag of $20 for a Connecticut shade is a bit ridiculous. But I'll push that aside and will weigh more on the actual (more important) flavor experience.

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos

The Joya de Nicaragua Dos Cientos is a balanced cigar that is complex from beginning to end. Nice bit of depth with wonderful flavors. A fantastic multi-nation blend that one may not think Joya would or could create. They continue to produce fantastic new blends when released, great vitola expansions, and keep the quality up on their existing brands. Job well done!

Team Cigar Review: HVC 10th Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: HVC 10th Anniversary

Once again, HVC puts out a good cigar with the HVC 10th Anniversary that delivers a range of flavors and nuance keeping me engaged for the majority of the review experience. I will add this to the pile of blends Reinier Lorenzo has put out that I would happy to return to.