April 01, 2008

Cigar Magazine rating, no. 5

Today I had the La Finca Joya (6"x50).


This is a very dark cigar. Almost black wrapper. Had a rather sweet taste from the maduro when first lit. There were hints of caramel and vanilla also. I noticed a fair amount of spice at the midpoint. This cigar changed a little during the smoke but remained a decent cigar. The construction looks a little under par. The strength of this cigar is in the medium range. Not a bad cigar if you're looking for very inexpensive maduro's.
Cigar Magazine scores:

Appearance: 83
Taste: 87
Construction: 85
Strength: 88


My score: 87

2 comments:

Webster said...

Hey Tim, Do you remember the name of the cigar that came in the gift bag, it was a torpedo, no band? I had a chance to try it yesterday while working out in the yard and I have to say it wasn't bad. I thought you said something about it costing $2. Let me tell you, I've had some cigars for 5X the price that didn't smoke as good as that one.

Tiny Tim said...

The unbanded torpedo was not the $2 cigar. It was the Lianos dos Palmas (Charleston, SC) Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro Torpedo. These are the ones that are rolled in Charleston. You can visit their website at http://havacigar.com/

These are very good cigars! Pricepoint: about $6 in the shop, or you can get them online a little cheaper: http://bahamaspalmas.com/orderonline/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9_5_22