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James Suckling Prefers Cuban Cigars
January 11, 2013 – 8:40 am | Comments Off

According to Best Premium Cigar of the World and tobacco and wine specialist James Suckling, Cuban cigars from Habanos S.A. took the majority in the list of the Top 10 (2012). The expert said he …

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Underrated: Rafael Gonzales Perlas
November 1, 2013 – 2:33 am | Comments Off

I do like the Rafael Gonzales cigars, they are one of my favorites. The brand is often underrated by a lot of smokers, and the reason is still unknown to me. It is classified as a local brand by Habanos S.A., thus, having a minor market share.  However, I am sure that Habanos could invest more money into the brand’s development, make it more popular among smokers. But that already becomes their concern.

The cigar has an oily wrapper, is dark shadowed and is quite short – for those who prefer a 25 to 35 minutes smoke.

There’s nothing special about the pre-draw, just a small hint of barnyard which is almost unnoticeable.

The cigar is too short to tell you about any stages of aroma and flavors progression.  However, I would emphasize a lot of woody and earthy flavors, with hints of rich sweet complex chocolate and cream. I have also noticed a small hint of coffee in it, but it was a passing impression, so I am not sure about that. Will have to smoke another Perla to tell you for sure, and I wouldn’t having one more as I really liked it.

My overall impression is that this cigar is absolutely worth the money you spend on it and will hardly disappoint a notice or an aficionado. Designed for busy people who like smoking their Cubans but have almost no time, neither places for doing that.  If you became interested in this particular cigar, I’m sure you’ll always at www.my-cuban-cigars.com. They are my current suppliers, and I am absolutely thankful for what they do to keep their customers satisfied with service and products’ quality.

Cuaba Diademas: Impressive-Looking Stogies
October 18, 2013 – 4:52 am | Comments Off
Cuaba Diademas: Impressive-Looking Stogies

The medium ring of a cigar measures is 40 – 45 inches, so the 55 inch diameter of the Cuaba Diademas was bound to attract my interest. Having got a little bit tired of smoking …

A Cigar Dream Come True: Trinidad Reyes
October 4, 2013 – 11:34 am | Comments Off
A Cigar Dream Come True: Trinidad Reyes

Why did I choose this brand? Well, simply because I like the idea of their uniqueness – a box of 12 or 24 cigars is so different than the usual 25 or 10-counting when talking …

Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto: Always a Pleasure
September 20, 2013 – 5:58 am | Comments Off
Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto: Always a Pleasure

Once in a while, you don’t need a strong cigar. You just need a cigar that will bring you pleasure and will not be too  attention-consuming. For such occasions, the Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto …

Vegas Robaina Famosos: An Undiscovered Territory
September 6, 2013 – 7:32 am | Comments Off
Vegas Robaina Famosos: An Undiscovered Territory

What is the difference between a Cohiba Robustos and a Vegas Robaina Famosos? The first is a renowned brand and many of you have smoked it, I’m sure. The second cigar is less known, but …

Montecristo No. 2: One of the Most Sought After Cigars
July 22, 2013 – 7:38 am | Comments Off
Montecristo No. 2: One of the Most Sought After Cigars

It is easy to review the next cigar on my list, the Montecristo No. 2.  Everybody likes it. Not surprisingly, I like it myself. So, what this cigar has that others haven’t?
It is safe to …

A Hidden Treasure: Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 1
July 5, 2013 – 1:54 am | Comments Off
A Hidden Treasure: Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 1

When I picked up this cigar from my humidor yesterday – to experience some pleasant after dinner moments – a sudden thought hit my mind: why is Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 1 underrated and underestimated …