March 31, 2008

Weekend review; March 29th and 30th, 2008/Cigar Magazine rating #3

Cigars reviewed this weekend:
  • Avo #2 Maduro


  • Rocky Patel Sungrown Toro


  • Camacho Coyolar Rothschild


  • Perdomo Reserve Ltd. Golf Double Eagle


  • Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte Madrid


  • Rocky Patel Vintage 90 Churchill



Saturday, March 29, 2008

Avo #2 Maduro (6x50)


A very dark cigar which is well made. Quite a spicy cigar initially with leather undertones. Sweet notes from the maduro are also noted. The spiciness continues through the mid-point. The cigar burns very evenly. The finish is long and sweet; nice! Can't say enough about the amount of spice this cigar has. The rich maduro gives the cigar some hints of strong coffee. I would like a little more from this cigar than spice but since I'm a big spice fan I enjoyed it.

Score: 92



Rocky Patel Sungrown Toro (6.5x52)


Nice, shiny, oily wrapper. Spice, caramel, and a nice amount of pepper noted initially. Wonderful flavor. A great blend of spice and caramel with just a hint of pepper. This is one of Rocky Patel's best cigars! Nice burn. Good draw.

Score:93


Camacho Coyolar Rothschild (4.5x50)


Peppery caramel from start to finish! Full bodied. Smoke this one too fast and you'll get dizzy! A powerhouse of a cigar! Not an everyday smoke but a nice treat!

Score: 91



Sunday, March 30, 2008

Perdomo Reserve Ltd. Golf Double Eagle (7x54)


Average Cameroon-like flavor with some spice. Has some bitter points in the cigar but these aren't "deal breakers". Finish is short. Hints of toasted almonds noted. Not a bad cigar. Good deals on these can be found at cigarbid.com.

Score: 88



Sancho Panza Extra Fuerte Madrid (6.25x54)

Cigar Magazine rating no. 3


Square pressed. Initially leather and spice noted. Caramel notes appear after 3/4 inch. Spice really picked up after an inch or so. Finish is long. Medium bodied. Hints of pepper noted. Fairly balanced cigar. Very nice cigar.

Cigar Magazine scores:

Appearance: 93

Taste: 92

Construction: 92

Strength: 87

My Score: 92



Rocky Patel Vintage '90 Churchill (7x48)


Sweet flavor initially. Spice also noted. The sweetness of the maduro and the spiciness make this a nice combination. Firm ash. Hints of caramel noted at midpoint.

Score: 91

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