Brand: Romeo y Julieta
Flavor: Habana Cuba
Size: Corona (42 × 5 5/8″)
A genuine Cuban cigar. It has a traditional aroma and a sweet taste. Its flavor is mild–almost light–yet aromatic. Rolled very tightly, so it had a tough draw. It burned extraordinarily even, and had a surprisingly loose ash. The wrapper was veiny, and it tasted of creamy vanilla and sweet cherry. The tight roll made it hard to smoke, but that’s the only bad thing about this cigar. It was delightful throughout.
Buy again? If I could! But I can’t.
Brand: La Flor Dominica
Flavor: Air Bender
Size: Matatan (50 × 5″)
Price: ?? not on receipt
It starts a bit tangy, but the exhale is creamy cocoa, and a bit hot. Easy draw tastes meaty at times. That’s a good thing. A stronger smoke than I usually like. Earthy with a few aromatic spices. This cigar doesn’t fuck around. This is a “get to work!” kind of cigar. At first I didn’t like it, but after I settled in, it’s worth second consideration.
Buy again? Probably.
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Brand: Joya de Nicaragua
Flavor: Antaño 1970
Size: Cónsul (52 × 4.5″)
A deep, rich smoke without being overwhelming like many maduros can be. Smooth and sweet draw with barely a hint of clove. Full flavor. Some reviews comment that it’s a strong cigar, but it tastes solidly mid-strength to me. Smooth and relaxing.
Buy again? Yes.
Flavor: San Cristobal Elegancia
Size: Robusto (50 × 5″)
This cigar was offered for free during my last visit to the Old Virginia Tobacco Company.
Immediately mild and a bit perfumey. A little sweet. Vanilla or caramel inside a well-rounded flavor. Maybe it’s toasted almonds. Light and delicious. Loose ash; middle of the smoke is less sweet, fuller, but still delightfully mild. Didn’t try, but this would likely kick ass with some rye. All the way to the nub, this is a great smoke.
Buy again? Hells yes.