"Overall this was an enjoyable cigar. It makes me wonder if the draw was on point, how much better it may have been, The chocolate notes in the prelight, that didn't appear until later in the cigar would have made this cigar a star from start to finish. I will be interested to see what it is and see if it comes in a smaller size, as I typically do not have the 2+ hours of time required to smoke this monster. All in all, it was an enjoyable experience" -Kevin A. (Kevin A.)
"This is a slow-burning cigar whose story is told in three chapters and with each chapter, the cigar’s smoking experience gets better and better. Solid easily discernible flavors, impressive transitions, and complexity, this cigar was far from boring by anybody’s definition and I would certainly smoke it again." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
"I'd love to smoke this again. The flavors were crisp and clean with a nice progression throughout. The smoke output was great after a few re-cuts; but I'm not sure I would have discovered that if not for the massive tar build up. " -Alan (Eulogy)
This is such a handsome cigar, it was so well constructed. From the wrapper to the roll it was picture perfect. There were no soft spots, burn issues, and the draw was perfect. The ever changing profile kept me fully engaged. This is more of a medium flavor profile with a just slightly above mild strength. If I'm being very nitpicky I personally would have liked a slightly thicker smoke; but it was in no way thin or wispy. From a price stand point this is definitely more of a special occasion cigar but I would highly recommend one.
Nick Syris released the LH Premium Cigar brand to the United States in 2014. In that release, the LH Claro was one of the blends that was introduced. The LH Claro originally came clad in a black and gold band over a Connecticut Shade wrapper leaf. Nick did some rebranding in 2015 on the entire LH line of premium cigars, and he also took some time during that period to make some changes to the blend of the LH Claro.
Casdagli Cigars has announced a line extension of sorts for its Villa Casdagli line launched last year. We just reviewed...
"Overall this is a pretty good cigar. Construction was fantastic to the point where I considered if it was machine rolled. Absolutely flawless. Very light weight. For a Toro cigar rolled with this precision I would expect more oily and heavier tobacco’s. Not a bad thing, but lead to easier smoke output and a quicker burn. Flavors kept me guessing the whole time and we’re always interesting. Quite different from the beginning of the cigar to the end in a pleasant way. Will definitely smoke this one again." -Adam B. (Bushboi)
"One of the best cigars that I have smoked this year if not ever. Construction issues aside, this cigar is amazing. I would smoke this thing every day if I had it. The flavors were on point and the transitions kept this cigar constantly feeling fresh; which is quite amazing considering the shear size of this beast. Go out, buy a box and thank me later. " -Alan (Eulogy)
This is a very good entry cigar into the MBombay portfolio. There is a lot of flavor but not a lot of spice making it a good morning cigar. There was enough transition with the addition of some pepper to keep it interesting. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys milder cigars or an intro into the MBombay brand.
The MBombay Classic was our the blend MBombay Tobak introduced in May of 2014. Figurados are a more difficult shape to roll at factories and reserved for the more experienced rollers. Now that training efforts are paying off at the factory, Mbombay has announced the launch of the MBombay Classic Torpedo. The cigars are aged for more than 14 months (which will be adhered to for future batches as well).