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Category: Manuel Quesada

Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Manolo Quesada for Cuban Cigar Factory Robusto Score 88%

Blind Cigar Review: Ventura | Manolo Quesada for Cuban Cigar Factory Robusto

“Oh my how I loved this cigar. While it did not offer up any transitions along its length, from the very start it did offer so many varying flavors that a change of profile would have ruined the experience. The aroma was also quite nice when the smoke hit the nostrils. I’m looking forward to smoking a lot more of these in the future.” -Isaac M. (The Nothing)

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Cigar News: Quesada Cigars announces IPCPR Exclusive Special Edition Casa Magna

The Quesada Family has announced the release of the Casa Magna Jalapa Claro, a Special Edition to their award winning Casa Magna brand. Made at the Plasencia factory in Nicaragua, the Jalapa Claro consists of the same award winning blend as their Casa Magna Colorado but uses a lighter Claro wrapper from Jalapa, creating a sweeter, more medium bodied full flavored blend. 500 boxes of three sizes of this Special Edition will be made and available only to attendees of the IPCPR show this July.

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Blind Cigar Review: Quesada | Reserva Privada Oscuro Robusto

“This is a cigar I would happily smoke again while I was doing something different to occupy my time such as shooting skeet or at the golf driving range. The profile peaked in the second third but then fell off with the mineral flavors in the final third. I put the cigar down with a little less than 2 inches as I felt the profile wasn’t going to change. Smoke output was plentiful and stormed off the foot. I feel this cigar might improve with age and is worthy of a redux.” -Matt C. (Big Matt)

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Top 25 – 2015

Voting Process

Each of our 16 panelists were given 10 votes to cast. Our list is made up of cigars that were RELEASED in 2015. The cigars that are eligible do not have to have been reviewed on Blind Man’s Puff, but the panelist must have smoke it at some point themselves.

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Blind Cigar Review: Quesada | Reserva Privada Toro

“This is a solid cigar that increases in complexity throughout the smoke. The cigar is well balanced and there is a great balance of flavor and strength. Construction is excellent and the cigar itself smokes really well and allows you to smoke at a slower pace to enjoy subtle flavor changes. The first third started off a bit one dimensional; however, the final two thirds had some wonderful flavors and textures. The cigar truly shined in the second and final thirds where honey and caramel notes balance well with tobacco, cedar and oak flavors. I would happily smoke this cigar again and I would love to have it in a corona.” -Dave (Cigar Jukebox)

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Quick Cigar Review: Quesada | 40th Anniversary Robusto

I enjoyed this cigar a lot. The final third did get a little harsh, but the first two were really unique and flavorful. The flavors all worked together really well and it was balanced really well the first two thirds. The burn and draw were not great, but adequate. I think some time in the humidor could do this cigar wonders. I would look for these again in a year or so, and I would definitely pick up more to age.

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Quick Cigar Review: Daniel Marshall Red Label Churchill

This was a very smooth cigar. Being a Churchill, it presents a long experience. There were some good flavor transitions, but oak was the predominant flavor throughout which mixed well with the other flavors that presented themselves. I think this cigar would be great in the morning paired with some coffee or as the first cigar of the day. It could also be paired with some other libations that aren’t overpowering such as a nice peaty Scotch. I could definitely see myself smoking more of these.

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