The cigar market has plenty of special cigars to choose from. If you are looking for a cigar to celebrate a special occasion or you just want to treat yourself, I highly recommend the ESG especially in this vitola. Something about this size seems to be just the right combination for a perfect burn and great combination of flavor and strength. Since these cigars already have a good amount of age, you don't need to let them sit in your humidor for a long time before they are in the zone. Smoke them now. They are in the zone now. You will be pleased with the refined, smooth, flavorful, intense, complex, and rich flavors that only improve as the burn progresses.
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The La Pilar No. 4 was a great burner. Clean burn line, no touch-ups and no relights. It had consistent smoke output and a draw that improved as it went on. The smoke had a nice full texture and pleasing aroma. The flavor profile was not extreme or complex but each individual flavor component was defined and clean. I always enjoy an increase in strength toward the end and the La Pilar No. 4 delivered that very well. At about 82 minutes, its a long burn time for a box-pressed Toro. That brings more value and more enjoyment. I would gladly reach for this cigar again.
"I am a small RG fanboy so that was a good selling point for me right away. Then the flavor profile absolutely blew me away and the burn was close to flawless. I would gladly reach for this cigar again." -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)
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“If you are looking for a well constructed Connecticut shade cigar this might be it. This cigar reminded me of a lighter version of the Quesada 40th Corona Clasica. The fruit on the retrohale mixed in with the pepper and cinnamon on the palate and the sweetness in the back of the throat were all very enjoyable. I easily recommend this cigar if your palate yearns for flavors in the mild strength category with body and complexity that hold up and build throughout the whole experience.” –Matt C. (Big Matt)
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“I enjoyed this cigar immensely. It had a great appearance and aroma alongside rock-solid construction and subtle, delicate flavors. This would be a great accompaniment on a hot, summer day.” -Kent (Throck)
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"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)
Yes, I knew what I was smoking. Yes, I am a fan of Drew Estate, especially the T-52 and also blends from Willy Herrera. Yes, I am a fan of Caldwell, especially The King is Dead and The Last Tsar. Take all of that into account, and call me a fanboy if you want. I just don't care, because this was an excellent cigar.
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"Transitions, complexity, nuance... It ain't necessarily so with this cigar, but the flavor profile is solid and flavorful. Transitions don't really come with this cigar but flavors are discernible and compatible. It is a good smoke for times when you want the good experience but don't have to think hard about what the cigar is giving you." -Matthew T. (A Huge Nerd)