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Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Toro

The Trinidad Espiritu No. 3 Toro started with melt your face off black pepper, but mellowed through the first third and was pretty average through the first two thirds. The final third took a step down as the toasted cedar became heavy and some wood bitterness joined in. Not a cigar I'd likely come back to as the flavor profile didn't show much balance or excitement.

Casa Magna XV Anniversary

Team Cigar Review: Casa Magna XV Anniversary

Hey, what do you know, an anniversary cigar that is actually worth smoking and buying! The Casa Magna XV Anniversary showed a nuanced approach with a unique interplay of spices, followed by good softness in cream and cedar. Buy and try for sure.

Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

Team Cigar Review: Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo

The Patoro Terre Blanche Gordo was enjoyable to review, with balanced flavor combinations despite an intense pepper initially in the first third. The flavor profile was still pleasant in the last third, but not quite up to the same level as delivered from the previous two thirds. I'd be interested in smoking this cigar again as well as reviewing other Patoro offerings.

Illusione Gigantes Connecticut

Personal Cigar Review: Illusione Gigantes Connecticut

The Illusione Gigantes Connecticut had a fairly average profile throughout, with nothing really exciting going on. The price point is attractive for how much cigar you get, but if the burn issues would subside, it might be something to smoke while you're focused elsewhere.

Fable Two Things

Team Cigar Review: Fable Two Things

I enjoyed the Fable Two Things. I thought it was a really good barber pole. Nice flavor profile from start to finish. Great construction as well. Nice blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco. Connecticut in there as well with the wrapper. I've got more than two nice things to say about this creative piece of work.

Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Sonata Vibrato

Personal Cigar Review: Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Sonata Vibrato

The Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Sonata Vibrato started well for the first inch, but then started to fall off. The cigar maintained an average flavor profile the rest of the way. Overall, the cigar was just OK. The quick ramp up of strength in the final third was a surprise. Not a cigar I'd really see myself coming back to.

Romeo y Julieta Envy Amulet

Personal Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Envy Amulet

The Romeo y Julieta Envy Amulet had an average flavor profile through the first two thirds with a dry profile focused around toasted cedar, dry earth and black pepper. The final third dropped a level as the char appeared. Overall, I wasn't impressed with this cigar as the flavor profile was pretty mundane and didn't finish well. Not a cigar I'd see myself returning to.

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Nicaragua 10th Anniversary Limited Edition

Team Cigar Review: Davidoff Nicaragua 10th Anniversary Limited Edition

This Davidoff Nicaragua 10th Anniversary Limited Edition is one of the few that is worthy of a limited edition/anniversary. Not the most transitional of blends but from start to finish, the cigar was amazingly flavorful and balanced. Pick one up or enjoy two hours with this at your favorite cigar shop.

Team Cigar Review: SP1014 Black 6x54

Team Cigar Review: SP1014 Black 6×54

Words I used like balanced and nuanced are positive indicators of a good cigar. However, when these words are paired with light flavors, then it becomes not as good. If the flavors were fuller like the second third, the smoking experience would be entirely different. But as is, the thin flavors created an overall lackluster smoking experience with the SP1014 Black 6x54, in which I will pass on in the future.

Team Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Pledge of Allegiance

Team Cigar Review: E.P. Carrillo Pledge of Allegiance

The E.P. Carrillo Pledge of Allegiance started out well enough with interesting flavor combinations. Some of those flavors were still present in the second third but didn't engage me in the same way as the first third. By the last third, the profile did not have interesting or enjoyable flavor combinations and I found it fairly flat. When you combine the flavor performance with the higher price point, this cigar is a pass for me and I would rather seek out another one of their core offerings which performs well.