I think I may be re-reviewing some of this weeks cigars, but what the heck. Every cigar needs a second try anyway.
This week I'm reviewing:
- Gurkha X-Fuerte
- Rocky Patel Edge Natural toro
- Oliva Serie G Natural torpedo
- Rocky Patel Sun Grown torpedo
- Oliva O maduro churchill
Saturday, January 12th, 2008
Gurkha X-Fuerte (7x54)
This cigar starts off with overwealming leather overtones. It had a good draw. It developed a butterscotch flavor at the 1/3 point. It had very little spice or pepper at this point. It is medium bodied with tendancies of heading toward full bodied further through the cigar. I expect more from a cigar with Fuerte in it's name. The cigar band is beautiful, but you can't smoke the band! The cigar developed some spice at the 1/2 way point. The cigar was enjoyable from the mid-point on. It had lots of smoke.
Rocky Patel Edge natural toro (6x50)
Wow! This cigar is caramalized pepper! That's my initial impression! Very good draw. Tons of smoke. Very even burn. Great flavor; full bodied. The ash was tight with no flakes. At the mid-point the cigar had the same great flavor. Loved this cigar. Nubbed it! And, it's quite affordable at around $5-$6 each.
Finished the night with an Oliva Serie G natural torpedo (6.5x52)
I think that I've had this cigar reviewed previously too, so I'll buzz through it:
Great Cameroon cigar, very smooth and cramy. Love this cigar and it's maduro counterpart.
Sunday, January 13th, 2008
Started the day with a Pontillo maduro churchill. I've previously reviewed Pontillo maduro's; love 'em!
Rocky Patel Sun Grown torpedo (6.1x52)
This cigar has a leathery-caramel flavor. Pepper was noted on the first few draws. Great draw. Tons of smoke. Rocky Patel makes a lot of good cigars but this is one of my favorites! Great cigar; consistent!
Oliva O maduro churchill (7x50)
This is an absolutely beautiful cigar. The construction is perfect. The draw was perfect. It has a deep, rich maduro flavor. The burn was perfect. It has plenty of spice and the perfect amount of pepper. (yes, I realize I'm using a lot of "perfects" here) The ash was so tight you had to break it off! This is a supurb cigar!