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Team Cigar Review: Villiger TAA Exclusive 2020

Team Cigar Review: Villiger TAA Exclusive 2020

The Villiger TAA Exclusive 2020 had some promising flavors in the first third, but ultimately did not provide the level of complexity and nuance that we've had from past Villiger releases. Great construction with a resistant draw, I was left with an overall average experience.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2020 LC56

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2020 LC56

The Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2020 LC56 was unfortunately a miss for me. I would go as far as to say it is my least favorite Las Calaveras. The profile suffered from lack of complexities and depth of flavors. I'll have to pass on this year and look forward to next year's release.

Team Cigar Review: Perla del Mar Natural Perla G

Team Cigar Review: Perla del Mar Natural Perla G

The Perla del Mar Natural Perla G is a reliably good Ecuadorian Shade offering. After smoking two of these, I'm happy to say that I'd enjoy smoking these on a regular basis, especially when you factor in the price point. The flavor profile managed to balance complexity, while keeping the overall strength in the range of a typical Shade experience.

Team Cigar Review: Kristoff San Andres Box-Pressed Toro TAA 2020

Team Cigar Review: Kristoff San Andres Box-Pressed Toro TAA 2020

The Kristoff San Andres Box-Pressed Toro TAA 2020 was quite interesting as it moved around quite a bit with a wide combination of flavors. The price point is fairly attractive and I could see myself coming back to this from time to time.

Team Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro

Team Cigar Review: Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro

I really enjoyed the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Nicaragua Toro and it is a cigar I would smoke again and purchase. There was not a ton of transitioning, but the flavor profile delivered was solid and enjoyable. I think this is a brilliant release for Romeo, and with so many consumers sticking to the tried and true cigar and brands, this will do incredibly well.

Team Cigar Review: AVO Improvisation LE 2020

Team Cigar Review: AVO Improvisation LE 2020

The AVO Improvisation LE 2020 has a really nice start, delivering some lovely cream, earth, coffee and raisin notes, but the changes that take place in the second and final thirds really take away from the beginning. Not a bad release, but far from the best AVO and not limited edition quality in my opinion.

Team Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Maduro

Team Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Maduro

Nice flavors in the La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Maduro. Good dry cocoa and cedar up front with second tier flavors showing leather, nuts and hay. I'm still a bit surprised how mild it is for an LFD (and I like it). The medium strength and body complimented the flavors well. This one I'll smoke again.

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro Toro

Personal Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro Toro

The AJ Fernandez Bellas Artes Maduro Toro was a solid smoke and a cigar that fit into some classic stereotypes. It was a Maduro that was dark, rich and strong. The cigar smoked at a full level from beginning to end and the flavors paired perfectly with the body and strength. Finished with beautiful artwork on the bands, this is a great release for AJ.

Team Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Natural

Team Cigar Review: La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Natural

I was a fan of the La Flor Dominicana TAA 50 Segunda Edición Natural, but I tend to be a fan when LFD makes a Dominican blend finished with a Nicaraguan wrapper. I think the blend is balanced and it has an old school flavor profile that shows the quality of Dominican tobacco with a high quality Nicaraguan wrapper.

Personal Cigar Review: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Gurkha Nicaragua Series Toro

The Gurkha Nicaragua Series Toro was fairly average throughout and didn't provide much in the way of exciting moments. It's interesting to see an Aganorsa sourced blend for the brand and we'll see if this leads to more offerings. If so, I would be interested to try them, but for this cigar, it's not something I see myself returning to.