Cigars reviewed this weekend:
- 601 Blue Label maduro torpedo
- La Aroma de Cuba Churchill
- Oliva O Maduro Grand Torpedo
- 601 Habana (red) churchill
- CAO Criollo torpedo
Saturday, March 1, 2008
601 Blue Label maduro torpedo (6.12x52)
Square pressed. Beautiful cigar. Initially, licorice overtones were noticed. Sweet aftertaste. Spice present after 1/2 inch. Grape undertones appear at 1" point. (yeah, I know grape is a weird descriptive word for cigars, but that's what it was!) The cigar melds into a very pleasing flavor. The finish is short and spicey. Fairly full bodied cigar.
La Aroma de Cuba Churchill (6 3/4x48)
Light caramel tones initially. Nice spice at 1/2" point. Even burn. Firm draw, not too tight. Spice increases at 1" point; very nice! Very consistent at 1/2 way point. (A couple years ago I heard some people "dod" these cigars, but I find them to be extremely satisfying.) Hints of pepper. Great spice; that's the best point of this cigar. Loved it!
Oliva O Maduro Grand Torpedo (7x54)
Beautiful cigar. Cap cracked when I cut this cigar; I repaired it best I could with fruit pectin. Took 3/4" for the spice to kick in. Great maduro flavor quickly followed. Very even burn. Smooth. I've had better Oliva O's before but this cigar was still good.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
601 Habana (Red label) churchill (7x48)
Another beautiful cigar! Reddish color. Effortless draw. Spice noted immediately. Caramel noted next but spice prominent. Peppery. Very consistent. Fantastic cigar! Finish is fairly long. To sum it up; spicey with a good splash of pepper. Medium-full bodied.
CAO Croillo Torpedo (6 1/8x52)
Nice construction. Caramel; pure caramel! Spice! Caramel and spice! I love it! Great burn. Firm draw. Love this cigar. Consistent! Oh, did I mention the caramel and spice? This is a winner!