This cigar carried a bit more strength than I expected based on previous cigars from HVC. It has darker flavors which would make me lean towards smoking it in the evening or as a final cigar of a multi-cigar smoking experience. There weren’t many transitions, but that is OK as the cigars flavors were good. I wouldn’t recommend this cigar to a new smoker, but rather someone that is interested in strength along with flavors of earthiness, coffee and wood.
Following our attendance to the IPCPR 2015 trade show this past week, we gathered all of the Blind Man's Puff team that was there so that we could do a recap of the event. We cover things we were excited about going into the show, things we were excited about coming out of the show, cigars we smoked and our overall thoughts about the event and products.
AaronAllBlind Cigar ReviewsDaveDominican RepublicE.P. CarrilloE.P. CarrilloEmmettFeaturedJiunnMaduroOscuroToro·
"This was a great cigar with nice bold flavors and great performance technically. My only complaint was that I wish the final third had offered a bit more, but that's minor and I would certainly have some more. I could easily recommend this as a medium bodied late evening smoke with great dark espresso flavors and wood background." -Emmett (rhetorik)
AaronAllBlind Cigar ReviewsCriolloDon Pepin GarciaEmmettFeaturedJiunnNaturalNicaraguaPete JohnsonPetite LanceroRonTatuaje·
"The flavors had a few transitions, and those flavors were good, but nothing exceptional. I could see this being something to reach for when in the mood for that woody/char experience. If others experienced a better draw, then I could see this being something to smoke on occasion." -Aaron (aaron7
AaronAllBelicosoBlind Cigar ReviewsDominican RepublicEmmettFeaturedHabanoJiunnJose BlancoLas Cumbres TabacoNaturalSandeepSeñorial By Jose Blanco·
"I really liked this cigar. It was a great middle of the day smoke, not too strong, not too weak. It reminded me of the Sun Grown Perdomo Champagne. There was lots of flavor, but not too much spice, until the end, when it needed it. I would definitely smoke this again, and might buy a few to age." -Emmett (rhetorik)
AaronAllChurchillDrew EstateEmmettFeaturedHerrera EsteliIPCPRJiunnMexican San AndresQuick Cigar ReviewsVideo ReviewsWesWilly Herrera·
This new cigar was displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #15407) at the 2015 IPCPR Tradeshow in New Orleans, LA. This was one that all four of us were excited to try so we decided not to wait for a blind review, and tell you what we think right away.
The Escurio is Davidoff’s latest release and appears to be a follow up to the successful Nicaragua line. This release has its ties to Brazil. It has an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, Brazilian Cubra binder and a filler combination of cubra and mata fina from Brazil, along with Dominican San Vicente.
"Rock solid smoke, if this cigar was a baseball player it would be Cal Ripken, something you could totally bank on in a pinch. It didn't change a ton through the cigar but it was strong and not overwhelming at all which is not an easy thing to say about a stick of this caliber." -Jack (Jack_H)
Blank cigar bands are something that we use quite a bit of here at Blind Man’s Puff. We remove the bands that cigars are shipped with and then use blank bands with a review number on the cigars that then get sent out to the reviewers. Over the course of a year we end up using more than 750 blank cigar bands.
Victor Calvo is a new brand, but Victor Calvo is not new to producing cigars. The company has been producing cigars for other brands for quite some time. This cigar has an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler. The Gran Robusto measures in at 5”x55 and carries an MSRP of $4.80.