"I found this cigar to be very intriguing. It’s a good-looking cigar and well constructed. For a medium-strength cigar it provided a consistent foundation of flavor while introducing variations throughout the entire smoke. The weaving of flavors, with the majority of them combining in the second third, really kept me interested and enjoying this stick. I would definitely revisit this cigar. Good looking and good tasting." -Diana (ArmyRN)
"Overall, this was a VERY consistent flavored stick throughout the entire experience. Omnipresent notes of leather exist the whole time, which minor deviations throughout, most notably the nutty presence at the end, which was yum. Burn and construction were spots on the entire time without any flaws at all while the draw slightly learned on the loose side. Not a bad stick, one of the better ones I’ve had lately, however, it didn’t overly impress me and was a slightly better for an average cigar on the market today." -John A. (Bostoneo)
"This cigar was Top Notch from start to finish. It looked great prior to lighting it on fire AND it delivered a slew of really nice flavors once the foot was torched. Add in excellent construction from start to finish and this is easily a cigar that will satisfy the majority of smokers out there..." -Matt Cade (CadeTNCC)
Royal Jamaica Cigars are back, and now as a Casa de Montecristo made by Abe Flores of PDR Cigars. The brand was started in 1935 by James Frederick Gore. Post-Cuban embargo the brand saw a lift and was very popular until 1988 when Hurricane Gilbert caused more than $700 million in damages including to tobacco crops and infrastructure.
For the third year in a row, Aganorsa Leaf has announced a new exclusive to their Casa Fernandez Aniverario lineup, Casa Fernandez Aniversario Cuban 109 Maduro. This years version uses the companies proprietary Aganorsa Shade Grown Corojo Maduro wrapper also found on their Signature Shade Grown Corojo Maduro series as well as the Guardian of the Farm Nightwatch.
"Overall, a cigar with mixed feelings. While the first third was the best, the second third a bit boring, and the last third making a small gain on enjoyment, overall it was decent, enjoyable, but could have been better. Also notable was how long this cigar lasted, 90 minutes for me, and I am a quick smoker typically. While this was a smoke you’ll definitely want to try, my impressions from this sole sample have left me needing to try another to verify my thoughts." -John A. (Bostoneo)
"If the end didn't fall a bit flat I'd say this is a very well done cigar. The notes are very classical to me and it smoked effortlessly. I wouldn't recommend running out and buying a box but if I wanted a solid smoke while having a chat or playing a game I think it would do nicely. " -Alan (Eulogy)
"Overall this was a good cigar. Mild in strength and complexity. If you were looking for something to smoke and not be overcome by it this would be good. You could smoke this while doing things or watching something on TV and be happy. On the other hand, you could also sit on the deck and get more into the flavors and find hidden gems like the citrus taste." -Jake P. (Jake P.)
"I really enjoyed this cigar. Transition of flavors was noticeable, but subtle. Draw, burn, finish, flavors, construction, complexity, all admirable. Ultimately, I would buy this cigar." -Randy B. (randobush)
Aganorsa Leaf announced today a new size in their Supreme Leaf line, a 6 x 54 Toro. The blend remains the same but this size will be more widely availabe than the original 5 x 52 Robusto.