Well you wont get much age after only 9 months, especially since almost all NC's are aged before they are rolled.
9 months-Oliva G series-mild and good price
18 years-Look into a cc, there are quite a bit that can be had at the same price as an nc. However, if you cant go that route look for...
I equate the color with the price level of the cigar. Red (Anejo more expensive and better), Black mid-price (Sungrown, GR etc) and the Green are the lower priced. It has been a while since I smoked a AF so thats what I think when I go into a shop and see them.
Exactly, I have had nearly every premium NC out there and now find myself always reaching for cc's, no matter the brand. Not a single nc I have tasted has ever reminded me of a cc. The only thing that came close was Pete's new La Riqueza, but thats only in the look of the packaging. I guess...
Nice review, I think Pete journyed to Cuba for the look of this cigar. The size and look of the box down to the triple cap.
These are fantastic cigars and I have enjoyed them a lot more then...dare I say...the overhyped Tat Black. :ss