Sunday, September 19, 2010

Entubar Quad Maduro Robusto Review

Entubar Quad Maduro Robusto - 5 3/8 X 54. Wrapper - Nicaragua Cuban-Seed Maduro, Binder - Nicaragua, Filler - Nicaragua, Dominican Republic. Medium - full bodied.

Initial taste - Earthy wood.

First third - Spice, wood, earthiness, clove and a slight sweetness.

Second third - Now the cigar really gets good for me - spice, a very nice earthy leather and a faint black cherry sweetness.

Final third - Sweet earthy leather, spice. Hints of black cherry and nuts. Nicely balanced. Long finish of spicey, earthy leather.

Construction was very good - beautiful oily brown wrapper, burn and draw were good as well.

The first third of this cigar was good but the rest was more my flavor profile and I found it very enjoyable. Enough complexity and balance made for a very pleasurable smoking experience. I particularly enjoyed the hints of nuts and black cherry. MSRP on this vitola is $10.99.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Guillermo Leon Signature Corona Gorda Review

Guillermo Leon Signature Corona Gorda - 6 X 47. Wrapper - Ecuadorian Habano (Vuelta Arriba), Binder - Cameroon & Dominican Corojo, Filler - Peru, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Nicaragua. Medium - Full bodied but closer to Full.

Initial taste - Dry cedar wood.

First third - Spice, dry wood, cinnamon and leather. A subtle sweetness emerges near the end of the first third along with a citrus flavor.

Second Third - Tangy, Citrus leather & spice really pick up and take the forefront along with woodiness, cinnamon and notes of a fruity sweetness. Very complex.

Last Third - Tangy leather continues, strong spiciness, wood, cinnamon and the fruity/raisin sweetness - very enjoyable. Very long finish of spice and tangy leather.

Construction, burn and draw were perfect were perfect. Beautiful chocolate brown wrapper and a nice solid light-gray ash that held on.

This cigar had incredible complexity which is in large part to the fact that there is a double binder of Cameroon and Dominican Corojo. The flavor profile was terrific and the balance was very good. I feel that this cigar also has excellent aging potential. MSRP on this size is $8.50 which is a good value for this caliber of cigar. Definite recommend if you are looking for a very complex and balanced cigar with this type of flavor profile.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Limited Release La Aurora 107 Lancero ordering information

Only 300 boxes made, to order please contact Jason Wood at Miami Cigar Company at 1-305-599-3395, email or tweet him at:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Canimao Robusto Review

Canimao Robusto - 5 X 50. Wrapper - Brazilian Arapiraca, Binder - Ecuador, Filler - Dominican & Nicaragua. Medium - Full, closer to Full bodied.

Initial taste - A very pleasant coffee and wood flavor.

First third - Earth, wood, spice and some coffee bean notes. Balance is very good.

Second third - Now the cigar is really starting to evolve. A nice sweetness emerges with the earthiness along with a wonderful leather flavor. Spice is getting a bit stronger but still balanced quite nicely with the other flavors. I did get some notes of cinnamon during this part of the cigar.

Last third - A continuation of the sweet earthy leather and spice. Notes of coffee bean returns. Long finish of sweet earth, spice and leather - very enjoyable.

Construction burn and draw were perfect as has been the case with all of the Canimao cigars I have reviewed.

Once again, this is another line of Canimao cigars that has great balance and complexity and a flavor profile that I really like. MSRP on this vitola/line is $3.00 which makes this an amazing value. I highly recommend.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Flor De Gonzalez 90 Miles Robusto Review

Flor De Gonzalez 90 Miles Robusto 5.5 X 50. Wrapper - Ecuador (Habano Rosado), Binder - Nicaragua, Filler - Nicaragua. Medium bodied.

Initial taste - Woody with some spice.

First Third - Oak, spice and notes of cinnamon. Nicely balanced.

Second Third - Oak wood, spice, and now some delightful leather & coffee flavor emerges as well as some cocoa. Very smooth.

Last third - Now the cigar has progressed into a woody leather & coffee taste with the underlying spice and the very enjoyable cocoa flavor. Long finish of woody leather and spice.

Construction, burn and draw was very good.

This is a very good cigar for any time of the day. It had a very enjoyable flavor profile with excellent complexity and balance. MSRP for this size is $5.50 which makes it a very good value. I recommend trying especially if you are looking for a cigar that can be enjoyed in the morning as your first cigar of the day, or even after a substantial meal in the evening.