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...
I just smoked one of these as part of a blind tasting from TedRodgersCPA. I was quite impressed -- yes, touchups were necessary, but the flavor was excellent. I'll need to look into picking some up and tossing them in the coolidor to sleep for a couple of months.
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...