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Team Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter Maduro

Team Cigar Review: Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter Maduro

The Oscar Valladares Wild Hunter Maduro started out as an average experience in the first third that unfortunately became a subpar experience through the second and last third. The initial flavors of sweet nuttiness and cedar were overrun by toasted earth, char, bitterness, and at times, tannic cedar. Overall, a subpar experience.

Team Cigar Review: Balmoral Anejo XO Nicaragua Gran Toro

Team Cigar Review: Balmoral Anejo XO Nicaragua Gran Toro

The Balmoral Anejo XO Nicaragua Gran Toro is a complex blend that showed transitioning from start to finish and more importantly, balanced. Would highly recommend this cigar to any smoker out there. A lovely blend that can be enjoyed any time of day.

Team Cigar Review: 7-20-4 1874 Series Toro Especial

Team Cigar Review: 7-20-4 1874 Series Toro Especial

The 7-20-4 1874 Series Toro Especial was an enjoyable and interesting smoking experience. Flavors of nuts, cocoa, cedar and sweetness defined the profile with varying combinations through the review. Overall, I rated the cigar as good, and would light up an 1874 Series Toro Especial again if I had the opportunity.

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Shamrock 2020

Team Cigar Review: Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Shamrock 2020

The Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Shamrock 2020 is a fun cigar and at the same time educational. You can pick up on the three wrappers throughout the entire smoking experience. You can see their impact. I would keep this as a limited seasonal release, but I would separate the cigar from Black Market and Filthy Hooligan. It belongs in it's own category.

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Spectre CS19

Team Cigar Review: Cohiba Spectre CS19

Overall, the Cohiba Spectre CS19 is a good cigar. I love the dark flavor profiles that are delivered and they go well with the strength and body level. There was a nice complexity present with the cigar, depth as well, and the transitioning was solid throughout.

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo Espada Oscuro Guard

Team Cigar Review: Montecristo Espada Oscuro Guard

Like a lot of releases from 2019, the Montecristo Espada Oscuro Guard started out really well and slowly went downhill. A solid Montecristo, nothing to write home about, but a nice addition to a brand that already has way too many releases.

Team Cigar Review: JRE Aladino Corojo Reserva Toro

Team Cigar Review: JRE Aladino Corojo Reserva Toro

The JRE Aladino Corojo Reserva Toro is simply fantastic and a great addition to the Corojo Reserva line. It offers those great flavors from the Robusto in a larger format and a format that really speaks to the American market. The cigar has complexity and depth from start to finish and the transitioning is great. This cigar is hard to beat!

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Cuevas Reserva Natural Toro

Team Cigar Review: Casa Cuevas Cuevas Reserva Natural Toro

The Casa Cuevas Cuevas Reserva Natural Toro is a beautiful Connecticut that delivered complex flavors with depth from start to finish. There was transitioning and each third was unique. The balance between flavors, body and strength was great and the construction and draw were spot on.

Personal Cigar Review: HVC First Selection Limited Edition Broadleaf Toro

Personal Cigar Review: HVC First Selection Broadleaf Toro

This is what Broadleaf over Nicaraguan tobacco is all about. The HVC First Selection Broadleaf Toro is complex while showing transitioning and smoking at a medium-full level. You can't ask for more out of a Broadleaf release.

Team Cigar Review: Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary d'Aosta

Team Cigar Review: Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary d’Aosta

The profile of the Illusione Epernay 10th Anniversary d'Aosta kept with my experience of a smooth and flavorful profile for the line. While I wish the profile from the first half had lasted longer, it still provided a good overall experience. I would have no problem mixing this vitola in with smoking the other vitolas in the line. If you're a fan of Illusione, this is a definite must try.