"Featuring very little in the way of complexity and with only some minor transitions throughout the smoking experience, I won’t go so far as to say this is a boring cigar. Rather this was a fine cigar featuring fine flavors and fine construction. That’s it, it was just “fine” all around. " -Matt Cade (CADE)
La Palina over the weekend announced that the limited-edition Bronze Label begins shipping to TAA retailers today. The cigar was blended through a collaborative effort with Rocky Patel and is only available to members of the Tobacconists' Association of America, a retailer organization that represents American brick-and-mortar tobacconists.
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"Overall the cigar was a pleasant smoke. The initial and final thirds were not up to mark, but the middle third was excellent with several changes in flavors and with perfect burn and draw. I will definitely try this one again to see if some time in the humi might get rid of the harshness in the very final third of the cigar." -Sandeep (Djangos)
This year, we decided to give you a tour of the show through the pictures we took while we were there. Some are of new items, and some are just things we thought were interesting. These manufacturers were not sharing booth space, we just combined them into a single slideshow due to the number of pictures we had from each.
"The intensity of this cigar surprised the heck out of me; based on the sweet scents I picked up initially, I was shocked when the flavor and strength hit me in the face like a 2x4, and didn't relent during the vast majority of the smoke. I like strong, and even though I generally prefer cigars that have a bit more depth, this was very enjoyable. Vitamin N is strong with this one, so make sure to keep as sweet beverage on hand if you're sensitive to nicotine. I'd highly recommend this cigar to people who enjoy strong smokes, and strong drinks." -Nate H. (SineQuaNon)
"This cigar was good in my opinion. It was nothing over the top and it was not yard bound after the first third. There were nice subtle flavors that a lot of smokers will enjoy. Again, not my cup of tea, but a good smoke nevertheless. Enjoy if you can and expect a nice lighter stick." -Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)
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"This is a good cigar, no doubt about it. A rich and flavorful cigar that would be great for after dessert. A smoke bomb that has good complexity and flavor changes." -Jack (Jack_H)
Aging RoomAllArturo FuenteBlack Label Trading CompanyBodegaC.L.E.CamachoCAOChinnock CellarsClaudio SgroiCuban StockDrew EstateE.P. CarrilloE.P. CarrilloEdgar HoillEiroa by CLEEspinosaEzra ZionFeaturedFlor de GonzalezGran HabanoHammer + SickleIPCPRJonathan DrewJoya De NicaraguaLa Flor DominicanaMombachoMy FatherNomadO.S.O.K.OlivaOrtegaPadillaPura SoulRocky PatelStudio TobacSWAGTatuajeVentura CigarsVeritas·
Since the show, we had been publishing the various slideshows of the different booths we took pictures of. Here you can see the full list and click directly to the slideshow as the manufacturers are listed in alphabetical order.
Overall I really enjoyed this smoke, although I do feel it was a bit young and/or needed more rest from its journey from the Dominican Republic, to Las Vegas, to Denver. I really enjoyed the flavors of the second third with the toast and coffee.