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.


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

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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