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Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Habano Clásico Prensado

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Habano Clásico Prensado

As my first introduction to the brand, I enjoyed the flavor profile of the Casa Cuevas Habano Clásico Prensado. Natural cigar tobacco flavor, sharp minerals, barnyard, roasted chestnuts with a nice dose of black pepper on the retrohale are all notes pointing to a well executed Habano wrapped cigar.

Team Cigar Review: Island Lifestyle Island Club

Team Cigar Review: Island Lifestyle Island Club

Overall, the profile of the Island Lifestyle Island Club was pretty typical of other Connecticut shade cigars as it didn't do anything to stand out from the pack. The draw to this cigar would definitely be the price point as it's quite low and this is the advantage of this cigar.

Team Cigar Review: H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros Toro

Team Cigar Review: H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros Toro

The H. Upmann Connecticut by Grupo de Maestros Toro carried a fairly traditional Connecticut shade profile with a slightly amped up strength level. While the flavor profile is pretty typical of many other Connecticut shade cigars, the price point for the vitola is attractive.

Team Cigar Review: Providencia Hostage

Team Cigar Review: Providencia Hostage

The Providencia Hostage delivered a bold and at times, medium plus flavor experience that I found enjoyable. With notes of cedar, baking spices, leather, chocolate, earth, minerality and sweetness, there is a lot going on.

Personal Cigar Review: Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro

Personal Cigar Review: Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro

In the end, the Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro didn't seem like much of a departure from other AJ blends and I felt like I was smoking a cigar that was fairly close to some of his other offerings. The cigar is fine, but with the increased price point, I'm not sure it is something I would gravitate towards if I'm looking for something in his normal flavor profile.

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Superior

Personal Cigar Review: Davidoff Superior

The Davidoff Superior is a good cigar, but I really wish the flavor profile present in the final third was present throughout. If it was, the cigar could take on that Superior title. I think it will be well received by some, but for those that are looking for a bit more complexity and lighter, more complex flavors will find it underwhelming.

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Buckeye Land

Team Cigar Review: Crowned Heads Buckeye Land

The Crowned Heads Buckeye Land is more straight forward in flavors (chocolate, black pepper, soil/dirt) but the number of flavors is not indicative of a bad cigar. Quite the contrary, it is a straight forward approach to a great tasting cigar. Between this cigar and the Court Reserve XVIII Robusto, it's safe to say Crowned Heads got Mexican San Andres on lock down this year.

Team Cigar Review: Dapper Siempre Toro

Team Cigar Review: Dapper Siempre Sun Grown Toro

The Dapper Siempre Sun Grown Toro is a nice addition to the Dapper portfolio and a cigar that I could see doing very well. It would also be a good introduction to the brand for those who haven't had a chance to smoke anything from them yet. If you like wood forward profiles and some obvious transitioning, then this is a cigar to check out. I would gladly smoke more of these in the future.

Team Cigar Review: Illusione OneOff +53 Super Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Illusione OneOff +53 Super Robusto

The first ultra premium price tagged cigar out of Illusione. The big question of course is, is it worth it? At this point in time, I'm afraid not. But the Illusione OneOff +53 Super Robusto absolutely has the potential to be great down the line.