March 24, 2008

Weekend review; March 22nd and 23rd, 2008

Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend! I did; great weather all weekend.

Cigars reviewed this weekend:
  • Oliva Special S Diadema

  • Rocky Patel Edge Maduro toro

  • Montecristo Edmundo (Cuban)

  • 601 Black Connecticut Torpedo

  • Rocky Patel Vintage '92 Toro

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Oliva Special S Diadema (7x48)

This was my first experience with this cigar. Evidently the "S" stands for spice, because this cigar had it! Spice was noted immediately. Finish was long; nice. Draw was a bit firm. Faint hints of almonds were noted. The spice actually increased at the 1/3 point. The burn was very even. Spice stayed consistently high. Medium bodied cigar.

Score: 92

Rocky Patel Edge Maduro toro (6x52)

This cigar had a very shiny, oily wrapper! Very spicey with some pepper. There was a slight sweetness due to the maduro wrapper. Full bodied. Ash very tight. Very good draw. This cigar never disappoints.
Score: 91

Montecristo Edmundo (Cuban) (5.3x52)

I usually try to have at least one Cuban cigar on special holidays. This was today's selection. There were some hints of caramel and coffee, along with some spice in this cigar. Fairly consistent throughout. Nice draw. Nice burn. Didn't have great flavor.

Score: 88

601 Black Connecticut Torpedo (6.5x52)

Very nice spice in this cigar. Medium-full bodied. Some pepper. The Connecticut wrapper keeps the cigar medium bodied for the most part. It transitions to full bodied after 1/2 way point. Very consistent. Another of Pepin's gems.
Score: 92

Rocky Patel Vintage '92 Toro (6.5x50)

A very creamy and spicey cigar! From the very first it has a very pleasing taste! Caramel hints. I love the spice in this cigar. It prouced tons of smoke, too! I'd call this a medium bodied cigar. It has a great flavor. I highly recommend it!
Score: 93

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