Back in June I did an inventory of my stash and discovered I had purchased far more cigars than I'd realized. A happy discovery, of course, but I vowed to avoid the devil's auction site.
I fell off the wagon last week and visited the perfidious web page. My self-control failed me . . .
A simple review for a simple cigar.
A well-made but otherwise average medium bodied cigar.
The cigar: 5 Vegas Limitada 2006
Vitola: 6.25 x 52 belicoso
Wrapper: Ecuadoran Sumatra
From CI: The filler blend is complex, sporting well-aged tobaccos from Brazil and...
The Cigar: Nat Sherman Metropolitan Selection Metropolitan Maduro
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
From Nat Sherman:
Nat Sherman's great Metropolitan selection now has a dark side: the Metropolitan Maduro. A...
HdM Excalibur Legend Crusader (5.75 x 45)
Wrapper: CT Havana
Binder: CT Havana
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
The sell (from CI):
This Hoyo brings the brass. Hoyo de Monterrey has long been one of the world’s best-known, highest quality brands. Its legion of fans...
The cigar: Petrus Reposado 6000, 6x54 torpedo
Humidor time: 4 mos
Picked up a 5pk on the Devil Site for under $10; not sure what to expect. What I got is an ok cigar, without much flavor.
Pre-light: A 6x54 torpedo, clad in a...
Cigar: CAO Cameroon robusto (5x50)
Humidor time: 3 mos
Prelight: This box pressed robuto sports a beautiful colorado cameroon wrapper. Aromas of mild baking spice mixed with barnyard. Well filled, nicely rolled, and well constructed...
Troya #72 mini belicoso (5x52)
Picked up a sampler at auction; this was the first one I smoked, after about 3mos in the humidor.
Country: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Cameroon (natural)
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic...
HOYO DE MONTERREY MARQUE FIGURADO (CERTIFIED VINTAGE 1999) (6.12x50 piramide)
Picked up twenty of these "certified vintage" Hoyos from JR during one of their weekend warrior specials. They'd been sitting in JR's humidor for seven years, or so it's claimed, but I let them rest for...
Partagas Spanish Rosado San Agustin (5x52)
Wrapper: Honduran San Agustin
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Dominican, Honduran and Mexican
Manufactured: Dominican Republic
CI: A mellow blend from one of the biggest names in the business. Welcomed with open...
La Gloria Cubana Wavell natural (5x50)
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican
Humidor time: 4 months
Smoking time: One hour
Smooth natural Ecuador Sumatra wrapper, dark caramel in color with a dull sheen. Well filled, with no soft spots...
Ramon Allones Reserve Hermoso #2 maduro (5x50)
CI: A stronger, more satisfying Ramon. Ramon Allones is an extremely tasty premium hand-crafted in Cuba, the Dominican, and Honduras. Manufactured by the mighty Villazon Factory of General Cigar (home of Punch and Hoyo de...
The Cigar: Vega Talanga Corojo Series Rojo 6x52 toro, with about 4 months of aging in my humidor
According to CI,"the Rojo blend hails from Honduras and employs a select mixture of long-fillers grown in the Vega Talanga farms of Honduras. These long-fillers, Corojo to be exact, are combined...
CAO Criollo Pato – 4 7/8” x 50 (robusto)
Humi time: 3 mos
Beverage: sparkling water
Price: about $3, courtesy of Satan's cigar site
Prelight: I really like the appearance of this little robusto with its cute pigtail cap, which often signifies a loving...
Saint Luis Rey Reserva Especial Toro 6x50
Filler: Honduran, Peruvian, Nicaraguan
Price paid: $2.60 (Devil Site)
Humi time: 2 mos
I'd enjoyed the SLR robusto, and so I picked up a 5pk of the toros on CBid for...
Wigg needs some fresh n00bs for the Newbie PIF.
I just participated in my first PIF. Fellow newbs, as great as CS is for getting information, it's even better for getting cigars. Check it out -- you'll thank me.
Come join the NEWBIE PIF (PASS IT FORWARD) your intro to trading...
Wrapper: San Augustin Ligero
Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan (Esteli), Nicaraguan (Ometepe)
Binder: Havana Medio Tiempo
Humi time: 3+ months
Prelight: This is one fine-looking cigar. The San Agustin wrapper is a deep, dark, inviting brown, shiny with oil. You know you're in for...
Padilla 1948 churchill 7x48
Humidor time: about 3 mos
Smoking time: about 1 1/2 hours
Prelight: an attractive, serial numbered band looks good against the wrapper, which is natural but darker than usual, with some reddish hues. The wrapper looks a bit dry, and there are...
Got a good deal on a five-pack of these on CBid. This is the first one I've smoked; it had about 3 mos of humi time.
The cigar: RyJ Reserve Maduro No. 4, 5x44
Blackened CT maduro wrapper
Prelight: The wrapper is a dull dark mottled brown with some...
I've become something of a fan of the La Aurora flavor profile, and I do like my maduros, so I picked up some of these at auction. I like them; a good reliable cigar.
The cigar: La Aurora Maduro Robusto, 5x50
Humidor time: about 3 mos
Prelight: The wrapper looked lighter in color than...
The cigar: REO Robusto, 5 x 52
I was lucky enough to get this cigar in my first Newbie PIF -- thanks, Backstepper!
Prelight: This is a solid little robusto, slightly pressed. The wrapper is dark, with a slightly oily sheen, smooth with only small veins. After I sized it up, I decided...